Found April 13, 2012 on
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This news comes on the heels of hearing that Allen didn't make the trip to Toronto for tonight's game against the Raptors. Some thought that this might have been Doc Rivers' way of resting some of his veterans during this brutal back-to-back-to-back. Let Ray have the first game off, rest up and throw him out there for a normal back-to-back scenario.
That's not the case. Something is definitely wrong with Ray Allen. Allen initially rolled his ankle on March 12 against the Clippers. After playing in the next five games, he sat down for the following six. He's played decent minutes since returning to the team and really hasn't been stretched too thin, but the ankle is still giving him issues. Now he's going to miss at least two-thirds of the three-game stretch that the Celtics have been dreading all season long and a stretch where they'll need as many bodies as possible to keep their overall wear and tear to a minimum.
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Ray Allen has been shelved during a few recent games for an injury that seems relatively minor, at least on the surface. Nobody seems overly worried about it.EXCEPT ME, DAMN IT!Allen has a history of ankle issues. He’s 36 years old. Said ankles are swelling up after he plays games. Jackie MacMullan, one of the finest Celtics reporters ever, said she’s heard grumblings that...
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Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen both think they should get paid for representing the U.S. in the Olympic Games.
I've often wondered why the sport of boxing today has fallen to such incredible lows in popularity. I do fully understand the brutality of the sport and that our country's best athletes can make millions of more dollars playing sports where they don't get their faces bashed in.
Still, all the time you hear people talking about sports in terms of boxing. Two heavyweights...
*** Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade agree on something. Coming from two teams that absolutely despise one-another, Wade and Allen are in agreement over the much discussed issue of payment to Olympians. Here’s both of their arguments… It’s a lot of things you do for the Olympics — a lot of jerseys you sell,” Wade [...]
That ankle is not right. With Pietrus back, you might as well have Ray Allen sit for this entire three game stretch.
We can only hope Ray will be able to tough it out through the playoffs.
Ray Allen, Jose Calderon out tonight, Bargnani out for the year. C’s playoff magic number is 2. C’s-Raps 6:30 WEEI or nba.com/broadband/alp_…
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 13, 2012
Playing for your country isn’t enough for some NBA players. FoxSports.com is reporting future Hall of Famers Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade want to be paid to play in the Olympics in London this summer.
According to Allen, “Everybody says, ‘Play for your country.’ But [N.B.A. players are] commodities, your businesses. You think about it, you do camps in the summer, you have various...
Don’t you think NBA players get paid enough? Now a couple of NBA players think they should get paid for the Olympics. I could see if they are the lower level NBA players, but the best NBA players play in the Olympics. These players already make millions of dollars, they don’t need more money for competing for their country.
Boston Celtics star Ray Allen is one...
Vince Boryla can't go to his left very well anymore. Or even to his right.
He doesn't crash the boards or set picks like back when he earned the nickname "Moose." But if anybody wants to challenge him, nothing has changed from six decades ago.
"I just think it's mind-boggling that the thought would come to anybody's mind that Olympic players should...
Click on photo to read more about the NBA Olympians Paid Debate
I’m not even going to get into the fact that Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen are two greedy motherf$ckers who don’t recognize the privilege or representing their country. I know times are tough right now and every penny counts. Very nice rebuttal by Jerry Colangelo. It’s worth a read.
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“We’ve got great character,” Rivers said. “Tough-minded group. You could see they wanted to win that game so bad.”
“This team has resolve,” Rivers said. “They do. On paper, all that stuff...
Doc Rivers chatted with the media about Avery Bradley’s impact on Boston’s defense, Kevin Garnett shifting from power forward to center and how his team has overcome some injury issues.
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NESN.com, Ben Watanabe
Paul Pierce certainly sent a shiver up coach Doc Rivers' spine when the Celtics captain came up limping with a few minutes left in Saturday's 94-82 win over the New Jersey Nets. Rivers quickly sent in Sasha Pavlovic to replace Pierce, who jogged gingerly to the bench but waved off head athletic trainer Ed Lacerte.
Pierce's injury was not much...
The lineup the Celtics sent out to start the second quarter on Friday was reminiscent of one of those thrown-together squads the Red Sox send out for the nightcap of a doubleheader in the dog days of July. The only thing missing was a last-second call-up from Pawtucket rocking jersey No. 74. The Celtics instead had Keyon Dooling, Ryan Hollins, Sasha Pavlovic, Mickael Pietrus and...
BOSTON -- The look on Doc Rivers' face was enough to make a diehard Celtics fan's heart stop. When Rivers looked down at his starting power forward, Brandon Bass, crumpled underneath the Atlanta Hawks' basket and clutching a certain part of his body, he feared the absolute worst. "I thought he was hurt," Rivers said. "I've had that injury. We know the...