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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 with season-ending ailments.
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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...
The enigmatic era of Ryan Hollins’ career in Cleveland has come to an end. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that they have officially waived the 27 year old center.
Hollins was acquired along with Ramon Sessions from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Delonte West trade. An extremely athletic big man who was thought to be capable of running the open court, the Cavaliers had...
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...
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...
Ryan Hollins has averages of 3.7 points on .500 shooting and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game in 24 games.
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
The Cavaliers have released 7-foot center Ryan Hollins.
The Globe's Gary Washburn wasted no time tweeting the Celtics will have interest.
Before you lobby for Hollins, check out John Hollinger's scouting report:
+ Lean, athletic big man who can run the floor and make spectacular dunks. + Poor shooter with no post game. Can make short runners. Loses cool easily.+...
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 [...]