Good morning, Hardwood Houdini readers!
After a night off, the Boston Celtics begin a back-to-back span tonight, when they take on the Denver Nuggets followed by the Los Angeles Clippers tomorrow. I don’t know what I’m looking forward to more – the games, or the inevitable trade rumors and actual trades as the Celtics continue to drop down the ranks of the Eastern Conference.
Guess we’ll wait and see – but there’s no sense in waiting for the links any longer!
It was a quiet night in the NBA last night – only three games – and the games were not particularly close. See what I mean here. [NBA.com]
Here’s your Morning Shootaround, which discusses Andre Miller’s impending departure from Denver, among other things. [NBA.com]
Follow that up with your Daily Dime, ten drops of NBA goodness. [ESPN]
Yesterday on Twitter, I asked
Celtics are starting to free up cap space – which free agent would you most want the Celtics to go after during the offseason?
— Hardwood Houdini (@HoudiniCeltics) January 6, 2014
The name I heard the most? Carmelo Anthony. Lo and behold, here’s a piece on why the New York Knicks need to bite the bullet when it comes to ‘Melo. [Bleacher Report]
Cleveland finally found a taker for Andrew Bynum in the Chicago Bulls. Read about the “trade” here. [b/r]
As a Boston Celtics fan, I understand that the Eastern Conference is weak. The Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat are contenders, but who is the third-best team in the East? [Sports Illustrated] It may not be who you think.
And your Boston Celtics daily link explores the totality of the Courtney Lee-for -Jerryd Bayless deal. [Masslive.com]
Thanks for the read, and stay tuned for all of our game-day coverage,
Topics: Boston Celtics