Good Monday morning, NBA fans!
After a few days off, the Cs are back in action tonight, hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves in the TD Garden starting at 7:30. Hopefully, Boston can avenge a pretty humbling loss that the T-Wolves slapped on them in November. We’ll have pregame and postgame coverage here, and will be Tweeting during the game, so keep checking in with us throughout the day!
Now: the links!
First, you get to catch up on the scores . . .
. . . and then you get your Morning Shootaround! [NBA.com] Easy!
There’s plenty of talk about players who could be traded before the deadline; here’s your most recent batch of trade chips who seem most likely to swap teams this season. [Bleacher Report]
The other day, I shared with you some predictions as to who was in a position to win the end-of-the-season awards so far. Now, it’s time to look at the candidates for some, ah, alternative awards. [Sports Illustrated]
The Houston Rockets appear to be ready to ship big-man Omar Asik out of town. Could the Celtics be in a position to go after him? [ESPN]
If Chris Paul isn’t the best point guard in the league . . . well, he’s still better than John Wall, at least. [Dime] And hey – Wall is pretty good, too.
And your Boston Celtics link: the five biggest developments in Boston’s season so far. [Bleacher Report]
Hope you enjoy the reads!