The major news of the evening involves the Lakers, who've lost Dwight Howard to the Rockets. That's surely pleasing to Celtics fans, who could use the boost of seeing their archrival spurned after watching Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce depart in short order. Here's the latest on the rebuild in Boston:
- Reiterating a point he's been making often lately, Celtics GM Danny Ainge tells Chris Mannix of SI.com that he's "certain" Rajon Rondo will still be on the roster to start next season (Twitter link).
- Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com provides an interesting timeline on how the Celtics came to hire Brad Stevens as their new head coach.
- Ainge says Jamie Young and Jay Larranaga will join Stevens' coaching staff, as A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com notes via Twitter.
Luke Adams contributed to this post.