According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe (via twitter), while the Celtics would not consider adding Hornets center Chris Kaman through a trade, they would have interest in him if he was bought out of his contract and became available as a free agent. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via twitter) that the Rockets, Pacers and Jazz have expressed interest in the 29-year-old, but that asking teams have been told that New Orleans wants "draft picks, cap space and a young player," Wojnarowski quotes an executive as saying.
The seven-footer out of Central Michigan is averaging 9.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in just under 23 minutes a contest. He is also averaging 1.2 blocks a night, primarily as a bench player for the Hornets. Kaman, whom the Hornets acquired in the deal that sent Chris Paul...
The Associated Press is reporting that commissioner Bud Selig will decide the matter of the compensation that the Red Sox receive from the Cubs for Theo Epstein, who left his tenure as Boston GM with one year remaining on his contract in order to become Cubs president of baseball operations. From the story:
"Selig said Friday night he'd like to have it done as quickly as possible. He said he gave the clubs more latitude in hopes they'd reach an agreement, but they couldn't. Selig said now it's his decision and that's OK, all part of the job."
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, who had worked with Epstein at times this offseason, discussed the challenge of determining compensation during an interview on The Big Show earlier this week.
"I think it is more challenging to figure out and isolate what the value of an executive...
BOSTON -- After leading the Celtics to a pair of victories against potential playoff teams, captain Paul Pierce looks more and more like the player he's been for 13 NBA seasons in Boston -- before a heel injury that forced him to miss most of training camp and play his way back into shape during the first quarter of the lockout-shortened season.
"I still have a little soreness after the game, but I'm pretty close [to 100 percent]," said Pierce, who totaled 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Friday night's 94-87 win over the Pacers. "I'm probably at about 83.7 percent."
Including Thursday night's 27-point comeback against the Magic in Orlando, Pierce amassed 52 points, 18 assists and 16 rebounds in less than 30 hours -- his best two-game stretch of the Celtics season.
"I'm getting there," added Pierce. "I'm really getting used to the soreness of playing. I'm getting used to the back-to-backs...
Boston University's Darryl Partin scored a game-high 21 points Friday night, but the visiting Terriers fell short against Stony Brook, 66-57, in a battle for first place in the America East Conference.
Bryan Dougher scored 18 points for Stony Brook (13-7, 8-1), which squandered a 13-point second-half lead but rebounded to close the game on a 19-6 run.
D.J. Irving contributed seven points and five assists for BU (11-12, 7-2).
BU trailed 37-33 at the half despite hitting 7-of-9 treys and shooting 59 percent overall. The deficit reached 13 (47-34) with 14 minutes left. That's when the Terriers embarked on a 17-0 run, fueled by seven points from Partin. A fastbreak layup by Partin (off a Matt Griffin pass) with nine minutes left put BU ahead by a point. After almost three minutes without either team scoring, Travis Robinson canned 3-pointer with just over six minutes remaining that gave BU a 51-47 lead.
Stony Brook answered with a 13-3...
The Celtics returned to the .500 level with a 94-87 win over the Pacers on Friday night at the Garden. The win capped off a remarkable week for the Celtics who swept two games from the Magic and beat a Pacers team that had dealt them two crushing defeats on the second night of a back-to-back. The Celtics have now won four games in a row and five of their last six since starting the season with a 4-8 record.
They opened up an eight-point halftime lead thanks to a tremendous defensive effort, but with the score tied at 46-all in the third quarter, Paul Pierce shifted into high gear making five of six shots as the Celtics regained control of the game. Pierce scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter and had yet another huge game with 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Mickael Pietrus added 13 points starting in place of Ray Allen and Brandon Bass had 12 and six rebounds starting in place of Jermaine O'Neal. Rajon Rondo and Keyon Dooling also missed...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim are in Chicago where the Red Sox are playing the White Sox and Commissioner Manfred stops by the booth for half an inning.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Johnny Manziel had his arraignment today, and a Texas Judge has ordered that he cannot contact his former Girlfriend; the guys react, and talk about the obscurity on which "Johnny Football" might be teetering.
Will there be a big trade? What should the C's do with their draft picks this year? Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Danny's options
Glenn and Christian delve deep into Lou "Gossiping" on Kirk Minihane's "Enough About Me" Podcast; accompanied by select audio clips
We discuss Sir Charles' latest comments from TNT about taking out one of the Cavaliers. This leads to a full discussion about Barkley, the softness of the Hawks, how this used to always happen in the NBA and much more.
Discussion of David Ortiz's clutch HR vs the White Sox leads us into a total discussion of David Ortiz's legacy in Boston, and whether or not he should actually retire.
Inspired by him asking the Hawks to 'take out' one of the Cavaliers, we focus on four other dumb things that Charles Barkley has said in the media.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mike Mutnansky handicaps the 142nd running of the the Kentucky Derby with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form, award-winning author Dick Jerardi courtesy of Xpressbet.com and Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Vesce.
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
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