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Atlantic notes: Celtics will rely on Greg Monroe more; Nets' rebuild resembles Sixers' process

Daniel Theis' season-ending knee injury will force the Celtics to make adjustments in their frontcourt, as Taylor Snow of Celtics.com details. While the C’s figure out how to replace Theis’ minutes, Brad Stevens says he expects the rookie to make a full recovery and eventually return “better than ever.”“You really feel for him,” the Celtics’ head coach said of Theis. “He was a guy...
Via Hoops Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers got TJ McConnell ‘White Iverson’ jersey for Christmas

Nobody celebrates Christmas quite like the Philadelphia 76ers do.Sixers big man Amir Johnson posted a priceless photo to his Instagram Story on Friday of an apparent Christmas gift adorning third-year guard TJ McConnell’s locker: a No. 3 “White Iverson” jersey. The gift makes for a cool double entendre beyond just the reference to the Post Malone song since McConnell is a Sixers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Sixers/Nets trade notes: Reactions, analysis, more

After spending the better part of 2017 on the trade block, Jahlil Okafor finally has a new NBA home, with the Sixers and Nets completing a trade on Thursday that sent Okafor, Nik Stauskas, and a 2019 second-round pick to Brooklyn in exchange for Trevor Booker. We’ve got several notes related to that deal to pass along this morning, so let’s dive right in…Analysis: Acquiring Okafor...
Via Hoops Rumors
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors, Amir Johnson have mutual interest in reunion

Amir Johnson may have just left his heart in Toronto.Sean Deveney of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Raptors and Johnson have mutual interest in a reunion this offseason.The 30-year-old Johnson, an unrestricted free agent this summer, averaged just 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17. He was often benched down the stretch during the postseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Shocker: Celtics bench Amir Johnson in favor of Gerald Green

The Boston Celtics need to change things up in order get back in their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. The east’s top seed lost the first two games of the series, both at home, and are now looking at a must win Friday night in Chicago.In an attempt to light a fire under his team, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens announced hours before tip off that Gerald Green...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving destroys Celtics defense with sick Eurostep

No task is too big for Kyrie Irving.Irving attacked the rim and was met by Amir Johnson, but that didn’t stop him from scoring.Uncle Drew used a sick Eurostep move to blow by him, and he, of course, finished off the play with a layup.Kyrie made this look easy.
Via The Sports Daily
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Raptors Draft Preview: Adreian Payne

In a most heralded 2014 draft class with no shortage of marquee names at the top of the draft board, the Toronto Raptors in a rarity for the franchise are sitting outside the draft lottery. With the #20 selection in the first round, in a draft class that has not received nearly enough credit for its depth, the Raptors pose to do some serious damage with the 20th pick. In ordinary...
Via isportsweb.com
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Who should go next season?

Part II of the two part series: what in the world are the Toronto Raptors going to do with their roster this offseason? In case you missed yesterday’s discussion on players I believe the Raptors front office would be wise to bring back, check it out here. For my money, it’s always easier to pass judgment on a player(s) who shouldn’t be a part of a given team because that’s easier...
Via isportsweb.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Amir Johnson Visits Ronald McDonald House Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson took the construction obstructed Gardiner Expressway, Queen Elizabeth Highway and the 403 to Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon to visit Ronald McDonald House Hamilton (RMHH) in support of the Meals That Heal program. Johnson talked about why he visited RMHH and how much he enjoys making other people happy. (audio from Johnson and the RMHH CEO and a...
Via Pro Bball Report
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson goes ‘sporty chic,’ rocks jersey-vest thingy on Toronto Raptors bench (photo)

Amir looking dapper, rocking a jersey-vest on the Raptors bench pic.twitter.com/9tCYdlpAGk — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 13, 2014 Now that’s a new, bold and interesting look. Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson has sat out the last two games with a bum ankle, including Wednesday’s tilt against the Atlanta Hawks. Instead of going the conventional […]The post Amir Johnson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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