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As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour a month ago, league sources say the call Ray Allen long feared had come: Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was on the line, telling him he had been traded. Allen had been sent to the Memphis Grizzlies for a package including O.J. Mayo and a draft pick, and the Celtics' Big Three had come to a most brusque ending.
For 20 minutes or so, Allen had to process the information. They traded me to Memphis? And yet, as the disappointment dissolved to anger, Rivers returned with a messenger’s nightmare: Never mind. The deal fell apart. Take a deep breath and let’s go back to work again.
Before the Big Three could make it past the trade deadline, Allen-to-the-Grizzlies had to fall apart and discussions on a deal that would have sent Paul Pierce to the New Jers...
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Johnny Drama would love to have Ray Allen’s ginormous calves, but moving around with boulders on the back of your leg isn’t always good.Allen blames his Plymouth Rock-sized calves for his recent health issues, telling CSNNE, “They’re always like the bane of my pain, of my existence, because I always feel tightness in there. When they do get tight, it keeps my ankles from...
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Reports indicate that the Boston Celtics almost traded to the two future Hall of Famers at the NBA's trade deadline.
The Celtics might have the services of history’s most prolific three-point shooter when they meet the New York Knicks Tuesday night with a chance to wrap up the Atlantic Division title. (Boston Herald)Though Ray Allen remains questionable for tonight’s game against the Knicks, the guard has taken the first step toward activation after missing the Celtics’ last four games...
Doc Rivers on the failed Ray Allen for O.J. Mayo & a pick trade: "It was a scary moment, for all of us. If you lose Ray that's a scary moment. He's pretty good... I wouldn't want to see Ray, Paul or Kevin ever moved... Even if you got the best deal in the world you're still losing guys you have an attachment with. That would be scary for me or any of us...
Flo Allen is again showing that her son [Ray] is not the only Allen able to run marathons. Flo continues to run for a cause, supporting the research and recovery of childhood diabetes, a disease that her grandson [Walker] suffers from.
Ray Allen has privately felt slighted by the Celtics over the past few weeks.
Six days of rest may have been the charm for Ray Allen. The Celtics shooting guard, who missed the last four games with swelling in his right ankle, will be back in uniform Tuesday in New York, coach Doc Rivers told reporters Tuesday morning. Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe was the first to tweet the news. Allen has had nagging soreness in his ankle for the better part of a month...
Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and Mickael Pietrus will all miss tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic, according to Doc Rivers. I’m currently covering the game from the TD Garden for CLNS Radio, so go check out my injury story there.The biggest takeaway is that Rondo and Pietrus’ injuries don’t seem to concern Rivers (though they could both miss Friday’s contest with the...
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Ray Allen was a member of the Memphis Grizzlies for 20 minutes:
As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour a month ago, league sources say the call Ray Allen long feared had come: Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was on the line, telling him he had been traded. Allen had been sent to the Memphis Grizzlies for a package including O.J. Mayo...
Telling a player he has been traded, only to call back a short time later to tell him he actually has not been traded after all, could be described a number of ways. Awkward. Uncomfortable. Possibly volatile. Doc Rivers had another word to describe a report that Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were nearly traded away in March, which Rivers confirmed prior to Wednesday's game against...
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As the Celtics continue to make their push towards banner 18, a long lasting debate has been rekindled with the newfound hope that this current Celtics team can muster up enough to win...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski the Celtics were close to pulling off two major deals at the trade deadline back in March. One deal would have sent Ray to Memphis for O.J. Mayo and a pick. The other would have sent Pierce to New Jersey for Mehmet Okur and the Nets 1st rd pick this year. Following from Yahoo.com.
NEW YORK – As the NBA trade deadline lurched into its final hour...
NBA prospect Bradley Beal is earning some high praise, and he hasn’t even done anything to deserve it, yet. Beal is considered, by most NBA scouts and draft analysts, to be a top five pick in this year’s NBA draft.
The highly rated shooting guard from the University of Florida has drawn comparisons to current NBA players, most notably: Eric Gordon and Ray Allen.
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In what might shock most people outside of Boston, especially after the Celtics went into the All-Star Break with a 15-17 record, the C’s clinched the Atlantic Division title tonight with a 102-98 win over the Orlando Magic. Going into the 2011/12 NBA season, it was generally accepted that the Carmelo Anthony-led New York Knicks would cruise to the division crown over a pretty...
New York, N.Y.
(36-25) vs. (31-29) Time/TV: 8 p.m./TNTLine: Knicks by 3Tickets: $137-$1494 on TiqIQMagic's Magic Number for Sixth: 2
7. New York
1) After a season of distractions, the Magic...