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seconds later. Smart hit a three with 8:35 left to put the Celtics ahead, 93-83. The Celtics led 95-85 when Leandro Barbosa hit a three that cut the lead down to 95-88 with 6:19 left. Jared Sullinger’s two free throws with 5:37
depth. The Celtics finished last season 41-40 with an aging roster that was without Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa . During Monday’s presser, another thought came to my mind. A friend recently sent me an email of the headshots of all 16 players on the roster with the subject
Celtics. Jordan Crawford was Ainge’s biggest (and only) deal at the trade deadline, and it was for a player ( Leandro Barbosa -ACL) already out for the season. Could they/should they have signed free agent big man Kenyon Martin to 10-day contract on a flier? Probably. Even though
without four of their best eight players to start the season -- Rajon Rondo (knee), Jared Sullinger (back), Leandro Barbosa (knee) and KG (groin, flu) -- and the result was a two-point loss, the C’s have to feel good about a potential playoff matchup with a healthy Garnett back in the fold. “That was our first playoff game for a lot of the new guys
were expected to go into the tank with the loss of Rondo, Jared Sullinger (back surgery) and “Mr. Energy” Leandro Barbosa (torn ACL/later traded). They’ve done just the opposite. The Celtics have gone from a team wandering with little direction in early January with a sensational but sometimes tormented court leader in Rondo to a team that
do they go from here? How far can grit and balls take them? Other than the fact Rajon Rondo , Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa are watching the rest of the season from their couches, the C’s aren’t in such a bad position. If the current standings hold true, they
through traffic and scores with less than a second remaining to give the Warriors a win over the Suns. Former Celtic Leandro Barbosa scores a nifty basket while being fouled in the Warriors’ win. Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson skies to finish
noting that a third of the Warriors roster is comprised of players from other countries: Andrew Bogut (Australia), Leandro Barbosa (Brazil), Festus Ezeli (Nigeria), Ognjen Kuzmic (Yugoslavia) and Nemanja Nedovic (Yugoslavia). Wrote Guber: I’m taking rosetta stone to learn Hungarian Serbian Australia swahili
s 2015 and 2016 second-round selections. Regardless, Ainge traded one player who was out for the season ( Leandro Barbosa ) and another who was out of the league within two months ( Jason Collins ) for Crawford at the trade deadline last season
addressed his absence with the combination of Robinson, Kirk Hinrich and Marquis Teague . The loss of Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa never was adequately addressed by the Celtics, nor was the team ever able to replace the production of Ray Allen. Jason Terry did not produce as expected (Terry’s first season in Boston was a failure on the
it didn’t work out was the area of immediate need didn’t match. The Celtics had just lost Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa to season-ending injuries. The Celtics were looking to build depth in the back-court. “I don’t know,” Rivers said when asked why Martin didn’t wind up with the Celtics. “We looked