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Sunday Six Pack: Reasons to love Sergey Karasev

Because yesterday’s Saturday Six Pack: Reasons to love Anthony Bennett went down so smooth it’s time to enjoy a Sunday serving, this time Russki style. Six reasons to love new Cavaliers’ swingman Sergey Karasev brought to you buy the guy who was excited about Omri Casspi, Sasha Pavlovic, and Jiří Welsch. 1. He can shoot. The Cavs were and still are in desperate need of wings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

O.J. Mayo = potential Trail Blazers target?

Anyone who has watched more than a handful of Trail Blazers games this season can see that the team doesn't get much in the way of production from their bench. The backcourt scoring has been almost non-existent, as the combination of Sasha Pavlovic and Will Barton have produced little offensively. Pavlovic is a defensive-minded player, while Barton has shown almost no discretion...
Via Sports Junkie Online
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James throws down monster dunk on Sasha Pavlovic (Video)

As LeBron James continues his superhuman run as of late, he decided to show off his aerial exploits in the 4th quarter against the Portland Trail BlazersWatch as LeBron is guarded by former Cavaliers teammate Sasha Pavlovic who has little chance of stopping this poster dunk:
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch J.J. Hickson make a really, really, really bad pass (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson is probably not accustomed to passing the ball. That would probably explain why Hickson's pass to teammate Sasha Pavlovic went way, way over his head and into the crowd during Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat. Either that, or maybe Hickson did intend to send the pass to the unidentified fan in the third row, as Pavlovic...
Via Holdout Sports
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Drops Sasha Pavlovic On His Ass – VIDEO

Via Menudo Bol
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Durant’s crossover puts Sasha Pavlovic on skates

Tweet   Sometimes it’s easy to forget Kevin Durant is 6’9″, like when he shoots three-pointers with a stroke that a decent amount of guards in the NBA would like to have. Or when he effortlessly causes Sasha Pavlovic of the Portland Trail Blazers lose his balance with a crossover. Then there’s Durant’s ability to [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Warriors 101, Trail Blazers 97

David Lee scored 24 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 101-97 in a preseason game Friday night. The Warriors held Stephen Curry out of the second half as a precaution after another player rolled up on his surgically repaired right ankle late in the second quarter. Sasha Pavlovic hit a 3-pointer with one minute left to pull the Blazers within...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Move over Sasha, Darko is the Celtics' new Serbian Assassin

As many Celtics Life regulars know, Sasha Pavlovic was known on this website as "The Serbian Assassin." But after reading Comcast Sports Net New England's recent article on Darko Milicic, it looks as though Darko is literally ready to take over that moniker: "I'm done trying to prove I'm the No. 2 pick and that [expletive] stuff," Milicic told...
Via Celtics Life
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: The Elephant in the Room

So last offseason when the Celtics re-signed Sasha Pavlovic I wrote, "Banner 18!!! In the bag, "and I believe without the Avery Bradley injury the Celtics very well pick up #18 last season. With that said, I'd be remiss if I didn't question that with the huge loss of Sasha Pavlovic this season (traded to Portland in order to accommodate  Courtney Lee's sign...
Via Celtics Life
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: New additions strengths and weaknesses

What do the new guys bring to the table? This summer has seen the Portland Trail Blazers bring on a number of new faces who will join the team for the 2012-13 NBA season. The team’s roster has six new names on it since June’s NBA draft. Here’s a look at what each new player will bring to the team next year: Sasha Pavlovic Sasha Pavlovic is the most recent addition to the Trail...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Sasha, You Will Not Be Missed

I have one memory from Sasha Pavlovic’s career with the Boston Celtics. It came this season in one of the last games of the season, and it will be forever seared into my brain. The Celtics were playing the Heat in one of those end of the season, sit all your starters, tell the ball boy to stay warm type of games. I didn’t care because my Dad had gotten awesome tickets through...
Via Extra Pine Tar
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Looks like Christmas Time could be coming to camp

So in case you haven't been keeping track. The Celtics gave up JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams (to Houston) Sasha Pavlovic and a second-round draft pick (to Portland) in exchange for Courtney Lee in a three team trade with the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. As a result of the purge of players, the door is open for everyone's favorite Summer Leaguer...
Via Celtics Life
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Sasha Pavolovic added to Courtney Lee sign-and-trade

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...
Via Celtics Life
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee trade to be finalized today, Sasha Pavlovic added to deal

If I had initially known that Sasha Pavlovic would be included in the Courtney Lee deal, I would have, well, still done naked cartwheels of joy in the streets. Pavlovic and a third team were added to the trade, but most importantly, the Celtics will still acquire Lee. (Boston Herald)It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celticsgot their man last night, acquiring Courtney...
Via Celtics Town
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Not surprising: Dallas Mavericks aren’t thrilled by Boston Celtics’ sign-and-trade options

Via ESPN Boston:Sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Mavericks and Celtics did discuss sign-and-trade scenarios to facilitate Terry’s move to Boston early in free agency. But Dallas has since made other plans with its cap space, such as Friday’s amnesty claim on Elton Brand, and are thus resistant to taking back Keyon Dooling or Sasha...
Via Celtics Town
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Should the Cavs Target in Free Agency?

Not this guy The Decision. Larry Hughes, Donyell Marshall and Damon Jones. Gerald Wilkins, “Jordan stopper“. Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao holding out. Anthony Parker, Leon Powe and Jamario Moon. Michael Cage. Ira Newble and Kevin Ollie. Carlos Boozer lying to Gordon Gund. Are we excited for free agency, Cavs fans?! As of 12:01 AM this morning, only three days after...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

It´s Sasha time

“I told him in our exit meetings that his talent is in him, it’s all between his ears. I think he can be a really good player. He’s still relatively young and so we’re going to try to get him out of him.” Doc Rivers Facing a potential elimination against the Sixers may not be the most indicated moment to experiment with the lineups, but Doc Rivers may be forced to do...
Via Celtics Life
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

LeBron James wins 3rd MVP award

According to numerous sources LeBron James is your 2011/2012 NBA MVP. This is his 3rd time winning the award. He beat out Kevin Durant and Sasha Pavlovic for this year's honor. Then again an MVP trophy doesn't mean a thing without that ring. Ask Chuck. We're coming for you in the ECF Bron Bron.
Via Celtics Life
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rondo not sure who would win 1 on 1 against Sasha Pavlovic

How did I miss this video? It's one of the best interviews of all time (And no Zang not because Rondo is shirtless). Doc has said more than once that Rondo is the smartest player he's ever coached. Rondo's high praise for Sasha proves it.
Via Celtics Life
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Ray Allen game-time decision in playoff opener, ‘feels good’

My Shaq senses are still tingling, but Ray Allen reportedly “feels good today” and “sounds cautiously optimistic” about his status for tonight’s playoff opener against the Atlanta Hawks. Doc Rivers called his famous shooting guard — no, not Sasha Pavlovic — “50-50″ and a game-time decision.From where I’m sitting hundreds of miles away from Atlanta without anything...
Via Celtics Town
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Inspires Confidence, Loyalty From Celtics Players

If anyone in the Celtics locker room is going to have a harsh word to say about head coach Doc Rivers, it is Sasha Pavlovic. The 28-year-old Montenegrin once played in an NBA Finals as a valued reserve and occasional starter alongside LeBron James in Cleveland, playing in a league-high 20 postseason game in 2007. But the one-time key to a conference champion battled injuries in January...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics-Hawks series will start Sunday

Regardless of where the Hawks-Celtics first-round playoff series will begin, it will start on Sunday, April 29.If the Celtics beat the Bucks tonight and the Hawks fall to the Mavericks, Boston will gain home court advantage in the first round — which they clearly don’t prioritize, judging by how many players have rested with minor injuries/no injuries during the past week.Filed...
Via Celtics Town
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Sasha Pavlovic goes off on the Miami Heat

OfficialCelticsHD put together this nice video of Sasha's performance from last night, as he gave the Celtics the lead to end the 3rd quarter and then blew the game open the rest of the way. With several rotation players banged up, expect to see Pavlovic's number called in the playoffs. Click here for more Celtics videos.
Via Celtics Life
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

E’Twaun Moore, NBA lockout casualty, impressing teammates and coaching staff

The NBA lockout hurt this season’s level of play and resulted in a crazy schedule which sometimes leaves us with Sasha Pavlovic, isolating at the top of the key as the third-quarter shot clock winds down. This is not meant to insult Pavlovic in any way, as he has performed admirably this season and especially well last night, and even scored a bucket on the aforementioned isolation...
Via Celtics Town
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Join NESN.com Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The Celtics have just one game remaining on their regular season slate, and then it's officially playoff time. It seems like the C's punched their ticket to the Big Dance a long time ago, so you can bet Boston is ready to get this year's postseason under way. The Celtics will square off with the Atlanta Hawks in Round 1, although a win and a Hawks loss on Thursday night...
Via NESN.com
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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