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Phase II of the new Big 3 era has yet to officially begin, but I’m already fascinated by potential roster moves at the end of the 2014-15 NBA season. Should the Celtics need a new big
man to replace KG, Bass and Paul Pierce, look no further than Kevin Love:
Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love is glad he negotiated the option to leave Minnesota as a free agent in three years instead of securing a maximum five-year contract, demanding again that management invest in a playoff-contending team before he commits long term to the franchise.
Love also was pleased to see “bad blood” purged from the locker room and stressed the “urgency of the situation” with the Wolves, whose roster remains unsettled after the team failed to sign Portland free-agent forward Nicolas Batum.
“I feel like we have to change to get to that next level, and I want to help drive that change and push that agenda,” he said Thursday, July 19. “I think we deserve a good product. The coaches deserve a good product, ...
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According to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, center Greg Stiemsma has an offer sheet above the Boston Celtics' qualifying offer. We heard a while ago that Minnesota was going to offer him $3 million. However, it looks like his offer sheet is NOT from the Timberwolves, according to ESPN Twin Cities Darren Wolfson. It's not clear as to who the other team is at this time...
Last night, Celtics fans held their collective breath as there was news on Twitter that the Courtney Lee deal was liable to fall through. We all remembered what happened last year with David West, and didn't want another nightmare.
Luckily, the deal did go through according to sources, and Courtney is on his way to Boston. But now it appears that Sasha Pavlovic is also included...
Anyone been wondering about what Paul Pierce has been doing with his summer? He's been very quiet this summer. Kevin Garnett weighed in on Ray Allen and about the new signees but we haven't heard anything from the Captain. Well, good news, Celtics fans. He posted a photo on facebook to show us what he's been doing this summer with the simple title: Work.
Guard Courtney Lee lands a four-year, $21.5 million fully guaranteed deal from the Celtics in sign and trade deal, source tells Y! Sports.19 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@SpearsNBAYahooMarc J. SpearsI’m considering buying a ring, dropping to a knee and proposing to Boston’s offseason. I’m absolutely in love with it. The Celtics remain competitive now while...
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Greg Stiemsma reportedly have agreed on a one-year deal that will move the second-year center from Boston. The deal is thought to be worth between $2 million and $3 million. Stiemsma, 26, averaged 2.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 55 games for the Celtics last season. He was a restricted free agent who had received a $1.05 million qualifying...
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We don’t know which team presented Greg Stiemsma with an offer sheet. But the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly ready to offer him $3 million for one season, and another mystery suitor has reportedly presented him with an offer the Celtics almost certainly won’t be able to match. (ESPN Boston)Restricted free-agent center Greg Stiemsma has received an offer from a new...
Well, it looks like the question I asked in my last post has been answered. Via ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg:
Sources: Celtics set to ink veteran big man Jason Collins to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. Adds 7-footer to bench.
Collins is 7-feet tall. I think that is obviously the most important part of this transaction. A solid back...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed restricted free agent Greg Stiemsma to an offer sheet.
The agreement made on Saturday gives the Boston Celtics three days to match the offer or let the big man go to Minnesota. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Stiemsma averaged 2.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 13 minutes per game for the Celtics last season. Boston...
The Clippers and free-agent center Ryan Hollins agreed to a one-year deal on Thursday.
Hollins is expected to sign a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of 1.065 million.
Ryan is happy to be a Clipper, Hollins agent, Todd Ramasar, said. Hes happy to be back in L.A. and hes looking forward to helping the Clippers.
Hollins, a seven-foot center who attended UCLA, played for...
In this nationally televised NBA post-game report from March 2nd 2003, Our very own Breakdown Show’s Dave Mendonca, interviewed various Toronto Raptors after a win against Antoine Walker and the Boston Celtics.
At one time this season, the great Tommy Heinson compared his defensive powers to Bill Russel. Whether or not this was another one of Heinson’s homer hyperboles (it was), the fact remained that Celtics center Greg Stiemsma’s was a good and intelligent low-post defender in addition to being one of the Boston Celtics’ best stories in 2011-12. He had never averaged more than 10...
#CelticsTalk: #Celtics have expressed some interest in #Bucks Carlos Delfino w/Mayo out and Courtney Lee too pricey, source tells #CSNNE.com
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) July 19, 2012
If the Celtics can't get Courtney Lee, Delfino would be an excellent fall back option. He can score, shoot the 3, defend, and is pretty tough. He's been a starter the majority of...
The Houston Rockets are sending shooting guard Courtney Lee to Boston in a multi-team trade.
The Rockets will receive a second-round pick in next year's draft from Boston, via Charlotte, forward JaJuan Johnson, guard E'Twaun Moore and forward/center Sean Williams. Houston will also acquire the rights to guard Job Diebler from Portland. The Celtics completed the deal by trading...