Found April 16, 2012 on
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NBA prospect Bradley Beal is earning some high praise, and he hasn’t even done anything to deserve it, yet. Beal is considered, by most NBA scouts and draft analysts, to be a top five pick in this year’s NBA draft.
The highly rated shooting guard from the University of Florida has drawn comparisons to current NBA players, most notably: Eric Gordon and Ray Allen.
I agree with the Gordon comparison, but I am hesitant when comparing him to the greatest three-point shooter the NBA has ever seen. I was watching an interview of Gator coach Billy Donovan, and one reporter asked him if Beal was the “greatest Gator freshman ever” and Donovan replied,
“You know Mike Miller was pretty good, Donald Harvey was pretty good, I mean [Udonis] Haslem was pretty good. There have been some pretty good ones, but uh, he’s certainly right there and up there.”
After hearing that from Donovan, I don’t know what to make of Beal. If he isn’t better than Haslem or Miller, especially since he was one of the h...
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Johnny Drama would love to have Ray Allen’s ginormous calves, but moving around with boulders on the back of your leg isn’t always good.Allen blames his Plymouth Rock-sized calves for his recent health issues, telling CSNNE, “They’re always like the bane of my pain, of my existence, because I always feel tightness in there. When they do get tight, it keeps my ankles from...
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Reports indicate that the Boston Celtics almost traded to the two future Hall of Famers at the NBA's trade deadline.
The Celtics might have the services of history’s most prolific three-point shooter when they meet the New York Knicks Tuesday night with a chance to wrap up the Atlantic Division title. (Boston Herald)Though Ray Allen remains questionable for tonight’s game against the Knicks, the guard has taken the first step toward activation after missing the Celtics’ last four games...
Flo Allen is again showing that her son [Ray] is not the only Allen able to run marathons. Flo continues to run for a cause, supporting the research and recovery of childhood diabetes, a disease that her grandson [Walker] suffers from.
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As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour a month ago, league sources say the call Ray Allen long feared had come: Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was on the line, telling him he had been traded...
Six days of rest may have been the charm for Ray Allen. The Celtics shooting guard, who missed the last four games with swelling in his right ankle, will be back in uniform Tuesday in New York, coach Doc Rivers told reporters Tuesday morning. Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe was the first to tweet the news. Allen has had nagging soreness in his ankle for the better part of a month...
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Ray Allen was a member of the Memphis Grizzlies for 20 minutes:
As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour a month ago, league sources say the call Ray Allen long feared had come: Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was on the line, telling him he had been traded. Allen had been sent to the Memphis Grizzlies for a package including O.J. Mayo...
Depending on how one feels about this year's Celtics, the news that the team tried but failed to trade Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in March brought a sigh of relief or a cringe of disgust. On one hand, the uncompleted deals kept Pierce's contract on the books for at least one more season, while it remained possible Allen will walk at the end of this season with Boston getting...
The Celtics will be Big Three-free Sunday against the Bobcats. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did not accompany the team to Charlotte, Celtics radio broadcaster Sean Grande reports. Ray Allen was already expected to miss the game with swelling in his right ankle, so Celtics coach Doc Rivers will have a very thin bench. Fortunately for the Celtics, a sparse crew may be enough against...
Even without Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, the Celtics were too good tonight for the Charlotte Bobcats. The C's won it, 94-82.
Avery Bradley (22 points, 9-14 FG, 2-3 3 FG) has my undying faith. When he takes pull-up jumpers on the break, or spots up in the corner for 3, I fully expect him to make the shot. Incredible.
Rajon Rondo (20 points, 16 assists, 6 rebounds...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski the Celtics were close to pulling off two major deals at the trade deadline back in March. One deal would have sent Ray to Memphis for O.J. Mayo and a pick. The other would have sent Pierce to New Jersey for Mehmet Okur and the Nets 1st rd pick this year. Following from Yahoo.com.
NEW YORK – As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour...
via Sean Grande twitter:
"Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce did not fly with us to Charlotte. With Ray Allen out tonight as well, welcome to the No Big Three Era. Stiemsma and Pietrus will start with Rondo, Bradley and Bass. Doc on leaving Pierce/Garnett in New York: ”I had already told Kevin he wasn’t going to Charlotte..Paul was impromptu off the foot injury.”
Boston Celtics veteran forward Kevin Garnett could get the night off when his team faces the Charlotte Bobcats Sunday.Garnett, along with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, could watch the game from the sidelines. Head coach Doc Rivers has talked to his veterans about rest before the postseason begins and Sunday’s contest with the 7-51 Bobcats could be the best spot.Pierce is expected...
The Celtics rebounded nicely last night defeating the Nets, following an abysmal loss in Toronto which yielded very little effort. There was a lot of solid plays to take from this game and they are highlighted below. About the only negative from the game was Paul Pierce's minor injury to his left big toe. Enjoy the clips as a primer for the tail end of the back-to-back...
New York, N.Y.
(36-25) vs. (31-29) Time/TV: 8 p.m./TNTLine: Knicks by 3Tickets: $137-$1494 on TiqIQMagic's Magic Number for Sixth: 2
7. New York
1) After a season of distractions, the Magic...