Found March 22, 2012 on
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This past Tuesday, a source close to Ryan Hollins told WFNY that the recently released center would “have a new home” after clearing waivers. Two days later, Hollins has in fact cleared waivers — no team wanted to be on the hook for the remainder of his $3 million player option — and it appears that a new home is indeed on the horizon.
Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports that a deal between Hollins and the Boston Celtics could be consumated as early as this evening with the player being available on Friday evening when Boston plays the Philadelphia 76ers.
Celtics stalwarts Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had the opportunity to play alongside Hollins this past offseason and reportedly feel that the 7-footer would fit in nicely within Boston’s system.
Hollins and the Cavaliers decided to split, amicably, after the center was all but completely removed from the team’s rotation to allow rookie Tristan Thompson some additional playing time. Through 24 games, in what was mostly reserve minutes for the Cavs, Hollins averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds.
The Cavaliers’ roster still stands at 14. It is expected that the team will sign either another D-League prospect or a recently released, post-trade deadline casualty.
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And on the buyout free agent market, the Celtics sign a seven-footer who can provide six fouls and maybe a couple rebounds and/or blocks. Nothing else was out there, so all in all, not a bad coup for a Celtics squad DESPERATE for size.The Celtics will need to part ways with at least one player to make the transaction, which shouldn’t be difficult considering they have two players...
The Celtics made if official on Friday, signing Ryan Hollins for the rest of the season. To make room for Hollins on the roster, they requested waivers on forward Chris Wilcox, who will undergo heart surgery later this month and miss the rest of the season. By asking for waivers on Wilcox, they will be unable to re-sign him for at least a year...
Celts will get Ryan Hollins if he clears waivers, according to source who may or may not have missed out on him (he wouldn't say).
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 21, 2012
Hey... remember that amazingly bad rebounder that's available? well, he may no longer be once he becomes a Celtic.
So the Celtics have problems with bench scoring and rebounding...
Ryan,I heard your departure from the Cavaliers was a mutual decision, and I just wanted to thank you for your role in that. It was time bro, and it takes a real man to be able to admit such things. I also appreciate you not showing off this season, ball hogging it up, or being out there worried about your own statistics too. If you had been, you might not have allowed Tristan Thompson...
The Boston Celtics signed former Cleveland Cavaliers center Ryan Hollins to a contract for the balance of the campaign according to a report from the “Boston Herald” on Friday; a player that the team believes has a lot of potential, however he has yet capitalize on his athleticism during his six years playing in the Association. To make room for the big man on the roster, the...
The Celtics will finally add another big man to the roster on Thursday. According to reports from The Boston Globe and Yahoo Sports, Ryan Hollins will be a member of the Boston Celtics on Thursday and should be available to play against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. CSNNE reporter A. Sherrod Blakley reported that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett favored Hollins during the summer...
Ryan Hollins cleared waivers at 2 pm today and reports are that the Celtics are working with him on a contract which could be completed as early as this afternoon. I'll let the tweets tell the rest of the story:
#CelticsTalk: In order to make room for Hollins, #Celtics expected to waive Chris Wilcox.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) March 22, 2012
Look for Ryan...
The Celtics added an extra body to take up space down low by signing Ryan Hollins on Friday. Hollins, a 7-foot center out of UCLA, appeared in 24 games with the Cavaliers this season before being waived Tuesday. Per league rules, the Celtics had to wait 48 hours for Hollins to clear waivers before picking him up. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Celtics requested waivers...
Two of the Celtics targets, Ronny Turiaf (Miami) and JJ Hickson (Blazers) are off the market. Boris Diaw (not that we really want him) has the Spurs and Suns at the top of his list.
When Portland signed JJ Hickson, they also waived Mehmet Okur, who might make a good target for the Celtics. Rumors are that the Celtics are also interested in Kyrylo Fesenko. He has been out...
According to WEEI's Sean Grande:
Celtics will have Ryan Hollins in Philadelphia tomorrow, Kyrylo Fesenko, the other Celtics target, appears headed to the Pacers.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 22, 2012
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The Celtics visit Milwaukee tonight at 8 PM eastern, so The Block Party boys will kick back and watch Greg Stiemsma battle through his foot injury. We return next week to a more complete roster with the likely signing of Ryan Hollins being completed today and a possible Boris Diaw/Josh Powell signing coming over the [...]