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02/25/2011 - 5:57pm
Spears on Big Show: Powe wants to return

Marc Spears from Yahoo! Sports joined The Big Show to add his perspective on the Celtics trade of Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic and also offer insight into what direction the team may be looking on the veteran free agent market. Spears said that he talked to former Celtic Leon Powe who was waived by Cleveland and that Powe wants to return to the team. "The Celtics are the front-runners for him. New York and the Lakers are also interested in him. Leon says his knees are fine and he can really help the team right now and he knows the system."

 

Adding Powe might also soothe some of the frustration from the Celtics players who are upset over losing Perkins. Spears said that's a real concern right now. "That's going to be hard to deal with. Maybe it gets easier with each passing day. They loved that guy," Spears said. He's certainly one of my players on that team. When they had a bad loss I...

02/25/2011 - 3:23pm
Report: Patriots extend Barrett

The Patriots have signed safety Josh Barrett to a two-year extension, according to multiple reports. The 26-year-old was acquired in a roundabout fashion by New England this past season — placed on waivers by the Broncos before he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery, he was picked up by the Patriots, where New England kept him on its 80-man training camp roster until they placed him on injured reserve before the start of the season.

A 6-foot-3, 225 pounds safety from Arizona State, he was originally was drafted by Denver in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 20 games with three starts during his two seasons in the NFL and has totaled 25 tackles on defense and 13 tackles on special teams. Last season, he appeared in 14 games and finished with two tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles.

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02/25/2011 - 3:02pm
Thomsen: C's 'identity' uncertain

Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated joined the midday show Friday afternoon to talk about the Celtics' moves this week, mainly the trade that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic.

 

Thomsen said the Celtics forged an identity this season as a big physical team, following their NBA finals loss to the Lakers last June. Now, the identity has changed.

 

"First of all, I was just wondering who the Celtics are now?" Thomsen said of his initial reaction to the trade. "Before they signed [Shaquille O'Neal] last summer, I was wondering who they were. Because they were outrebounded in the finals, the Lakers front line looked too big for them, even when Perkins was playing. But then when they got Shaq, and you thought about Shaq and Perkins as the front line, now you thought that they were going to have an edge to them, they were going to be able to play down low, they'd...

02/25/2011 - 2:13pm
C's expect Green, Krstic for Saturday

New Celtics Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic are expected to join the team in time for Saturday's game against the Clippers in Los Angeles, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

 

The C's also announced that Green will wear jersey No. 8, while Krstic will don No. 4.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


02/25/2011 - 10:15am
Pags on D&C: 'Mixed emotions' about trade

Celtics owner Steve Pagliuca checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the C's flurry of moves before Thursday's trade deadline.

 

The big trade was Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. Pagliuca said he has confidence president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made the right call.

 

"I have mixed emotions," Pagliuca said. "I loved Kendrick Perkins as a person and a player, and he helped us get a championship. So, that's the tough part of the sports business. You've got to try to make the club better if you have opportunities. Danny's done a great job at that over the last eight years, since we've been here. He assessed that this was something that would be great for the short run to help us win a championship again, and the longer run.

 

"I think it could be a win-win for both clubs. Because their club...

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