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Rajon Rondo still working toward Opening Night

Rajon Rondo warmed up prior to Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Nets, and he could be in the lineup for opening night next week — weeks ahead of schedule.

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The four-time All-Star, expected to miss eight to 10 weeks with a hand injury, could return sooner than expected.

Atlanta Hawks' Jarell Eddie poses for a photo at NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Celtics want to evaluate waiver claim Jarell Eddie

The rookie swingman from Virginia Tech could land on the Celtics’ development team in Maine.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver answers questions at a news conference after a deal was announced between the league and TV networks, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in New York. The NBA has extended its television deals with ESPN and TNT for nine years. The league announced Monday that the new contracts will run through the 2024-25 season. The previous eight-year agreements end after the 2015-16 season. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Sports Media: NBA may be at a high point

The star power of the players and the appeal of several legitimate contending teams are at the core of the league’s success.

It was unknown if Celtics assistant Walter McCarty attended Thursday’s practice.

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Walter McCarty pleads not guilty to larceny charge

McCarty was released without bail and is scheduled to return to court Dec. 11, which an off day for the club.

Marcus Smart, center, scored 16 points in the Celtics’ preseason finale.

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Marcus Smart shines as Celtics top Nets

“My confidence is very high right now,” the rookie said after a 16-point performance in the preseason finale.

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Celtics to pick up young players’ options

The Celtics plan to pick up options on Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, Danny Ainge said.

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Notebook: NBA votes against changing draft lottery

Owners failed to agree on changes that would reduce incentives for teams to tank seasons.

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Celtics’ James Young working his way back up to speed

The rookie, coming off a hamstring injury, will play in his second preseason game Wednesday vs. the Nets.

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2008: The last Celtics championship

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Celtics finished off Lakers for team’s 17th NBA title

Look back in the Boston Globe archives at coverage of the Celtics’ first championship in 22 years.