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Jermaine O'Neal will have season-ending surgery on his left wrist.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 19, 2012
Danny, please never sign another O'Neal again. Thank you. In other news:
Doc Rivers on #celtics big man search: "We're close with a couple of free agents that we've looked at, but we'll see."— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 19, 2012
Also in case you missed it, the Kings J.J. Hickson was surprisingly bought out today.
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Help could be on the way for the Celtics. After failing to make a move prior to the NBA trade deadline and then learning on Monday that Jermaine O'Neal will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, the C's could use some depth, particularly in the frontcourt. It looks like the Celtics could be turning to free agency in order to add that depth. Head coach Doc Rivers said...
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“It’ll be fun,” said coach Doc Rivers, perhaps speaking more in the hopeful than definitive sense. “We have a chance to catch Atlanta, have a chance to put room (between themselves and) Milwaukee and...
Two years ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn't deal J.J. Hickson for Amare Stoudemire. Last year, he was dealt to Sacramento for Omri Casspi. Now, the Kings have reached a buyout with the forward, making him a free agent.
There isn't any new speculation on who the free agents could be.
ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg has evidence that Ronny Turiaf isn't one of the players referenced by Doc Rivers.
Boston Celtics forward-center Jermaine O'Neal will have surgery on his left wrist and miss the remainder of the season.
O'Neal, in his 16th NBA season, already has missed 13 games with the sprained wrist. Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss says no date has been set for the surgery.
The 33-year-old O'Neal has averaged 5.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 25 games, including 24 starts...
You may now commence laughing at the Sacramento Kings, who surrendered Omri Casspi and a first-round draft choice this summer in return for 35 disappointing games of J.J. Hickson.The Kings bought out Hickson’s contract on Monday, making the 23-year old a free agent assuming he clears waivers (as Paul Flannery warns, since he’s a 23-year old with a teeny contract, he might not...
Multiple sources on Twitter (including Sam Amico and BallisLife.com) are reporting that J.J. Hickson will be signing with the Golden State Warriors after he clears waivers.
After Hickson was waived by the Kings, it was rumored that the Celtics had interest in him, but it looks like Danny Ainge was either late to the party, or just didn't have to offer what Hickson wanted to hear.
Forward JJ Hickson gets buyout from Kings, source tells Yahoo!— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) March 19, 2012
Hickson and the Celtics have been linked before so don't be surprised if Boston signs him to add some depth to their front court. However, he has missed games with some back spasms with no certain timetable for a return.
Thanks to JayCeltic9 in the shoutbox for the find.
The Sacramento Kings waived reserve forward J.J. Hickson on Monday.
The club had acquired Hickson in June from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Omri Casspi and a first-round pick.
Hickson, in his fourth year, was averaging 4.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 35 games this season with Sacramento.
The Kings (16-29) own the second-fewest wins in the Western Conference.
The Kings have officially waived J.J. Hickson.
MIAMI LeBron James could see Derek Fisher being a good fit for the Miami Heat. Of course, that was before J.J. Hickson became the latest NBA veteran given his freedom.
Its buyout season in the NBA, which is like the day after Christmas. If you didnt get what you wanted at the trade deadline, theres still a chance to make up for it. And prices could be cheap.
The Heat didnt have...
The trade deadline has passed, but another big transaction deadline is coming up this week. That's the deadline to sign players and have them be eligible to make a postseason roster. The Spurs have reportedly found their back up point guard, but still have room for at least one more player (two if they don't sign Eric Dawson for the rest of the season). In the last...
CSNNE's Greg Dickerson just tweeted this not-so-surprising news on Celtics' center Jermaine O'Neal:
"despite trying to rehab his wrist and working out, Jo will have surgery and will miss the remainder of the season"
The Herald's Steve Bulpett has more information.
This comes as no surprise, as Doc has been speculating for the last week that J...
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