Fiddlin and Diddlin Daily Links 10/26

Herald  Concerns arise for Delonte West
Depth puts Celtics in prime position
Where’s a break like this when you need one?
Globe   Jason Terry says Celtics have ‘deepest bench in basketball’ etball news
Terry, Barbosa have Celtics gazing at seventh heaven
Globe 10.0 – Why is Ray Allen mad at the Celtics?
Ray Allen comments on Rondo, Celtics bubbling up

Celtics Green  David Stern Announces Date for Retirement
Delonte West Suspended Again
Chris Wilcox and the Bigs Depth
Practice Update 10/25
The Celtics’ 15th Man
Chris Wilcox is a Celtic, and a Really Good Person
Celtics Life  Jason Terry thinks the Boston Celtics have the deepest bench in the NBA
Leandro Barbosa tweets a pic of the Bro-Zilians
What the Hell Happened to…Rex Morgan?
Always a Celtic, no matter how West
Breaking news: Ray Allen still hasn’t moved on

CelticsBlog  Another Boston Celtics season preview
Mavericks to cut Delonte West: could a reunion with the Celtics be possible?
The Boston Celtics have great depth this year
Video: NBA season predictions for the Boston Celtics from Jeff Clark
ESPN  Pierce defying league logic
3-on-3: Shooting stars
MacMullan: Ray plays down the rift
Collins: ‘I’m strong as ever’
Ready for takeoff
Insider: Sullinger on Rookie Watch
Adam Silver, the NBA’s next commissioner
Teammate on Delonte West: ‘We’re losing a competitor’
Ray Allen plays down his rift with the Boston Celtics
Ray Allen left Boston Celtics despite no-trade clause on table

Lex Nihil Novi  Howard Complains of Back Soreness, as Lakers Move to 0-7
Rajon Rondo, Leandro Barbosa, and Jeff Green — Fastbreak Anyone?
From “Transitional” to “Positionless”
1972 All-Star Game: NBA v. ABA
PJ Brown without a Jump Shot?
Bill Sharman and KC Jones Lead the Lakers to Victory?
La La Land: Taking some Lumps was Part of the Game Plan?
Jesus Continues to Stir the Pot (and reveal groundbreaking news)
CLNS Radio  Boston Celtics Season Preview: Center
Boston Celtics Season Preview: Power Forward

Red’s Army  Happy Birthday Dave Cowens
Brandon Bass is a total pro, practices with starters
Closer look: Rondo’s Nike Lunar Hypergamer low
Your Morning Dump… where Doc likes the week off (and where Courtney Lee can jump really high)
Closer look: Rajon Rondo home/away Hyperfuse 2012
Rajon Rondo’s never-ending search for a free throw that works
Celtics.com  Celts Staying Sharp During Lengthy Time Off
CSNNE  Rivers expresses concern over latest Delonte West suspension
Photo Gallery | Blakely’s NBA Predictions
Doc ‘likes’ week off before season
Heinsohn on flopping rule: ‘Fine the coaches!’
Melo, Barbosa ‘play with a lot of passion’
Are the Celtics better off without Ray?
NESN   Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers ‘Just Going to Let Ray [Allen] Keep Talking’
Removing Center Position From NBA All-Star Ballot Was Inevitable, As Sport Continues to Evolve
Report: Ray Allen Left for Heat Despite Celtics Adding No-Trade Clause to Contract Offer
Celtics Hub  David Stern To Step Down As NBA Commissioner In February 2014
Celtics Town  How will the Boston Celtics’ defense hold up in 2013? Probably quite well
Chris Wilcox ready for floor time
Ray Allen speaks about Boston Celtics to Jackie MacMullan, doesn’t sound very sincere
Green Street   Should you still care about the center position?
Brandon Bass: ‘When my name is called, I’ll be ready’
Courtney Lee throws down after Celtics practice

Celtics Title Town  State of the Celtics: Wilcox looking good, and the C’s stay sharp
Celtics Morning Joe: Good for family?
Pierce remains a top guy
Rondology: Defense
Hangtime Blogs  Camp Questions: Can The ‘Positionless’ Heat Keep Opponents Off The Glass?
SI.com David Stern talks retirement, legacy, CBA, flopping on annual conference call
David Stern, NBA commissioner will always play the villain
Five things to hope for from commissioner Adam Silver’s NBA
Maloofs being pressured to sell Kings to Seattle group
NBA postpones decision discussion of ads on jerseys

Pro Basketball Talk  With Silver, NBA gets same business with softer face
Slam Online  Los Angeles Lakers Ended the Preseason Winless
Bleacher Report  Breaking Down the Ideal Boston Celtics Fourth-Quarter Lineup
Boston Celtics Making Huge Mistake Starting Brandon Bass over Jared Sullinger
SB Nation  Delonte West would be a good fit with the Boston Celtics (again)
Enterprise News   Brandon Bass finds a home with Celtics
Celtics begin the final phase of preseason

Celtics picked second in East
Celtics claim they are not paying attention to Ray Allen’s talk

Fosters  Rondo stops into Portsmouth Thursday night
PaulPierce.net   With Opening Night One Week Away, Paul and Company Ready For Their Rivals

MetroWest Daily News   Celtics’ Bass in a battle
Portsmouth NH Patch  Rajon Rondo’s Fans Thrilled to Meet Celtics Star
Slate   Jewish Jocks: The life of Boston Celtics legend Red Auerbach.
Sportando  Gilboa Galil lands Jamar Smith
Yahoo   David Stern’s final act as NBA commissioner: Promote the myth of David Stern
Dimemag   Amazing Video: Tracy McGrady Mobbed As He Arrives in China
Telegram  Tuning In: TNT’s Steve Kerr claims Celtics are biggest threat for Heat
Hoopspeak  Would you like Ray Allen to lie?