SACRAMENTO -- Now that the trade deadline has passed, the Celtics will turn their attention to the veteran free agent market in their quest for a big man. Players must be bought out of their contracts and waived by March 23 to be eligible for the postseason roster and while they need someone, there are no guarantees. The Celtics struck gold with Sam Cassell and PJ Brown, who they coaxed out of retirement, but had less success with Mikki Moore and Troy Murphy, to name two.
"It’s gone 50-50. That’s probably why they’ve been bought out," coach Doc Rivers said. "Usually when a guy’s been bought out it’s because the other team is pretty much given up on him and we’re thinking we can resurrect whatever we see. Or sometimes a guy’s just not happy in the place where he’s at. It’s always a risk, but in our case it wouldn’t be much of a risk if the guy was over 6-6. He would still be tall....
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins held and hour-long practice Friday afternoon at Ristuccia Arena, less than 24 hours prior to Saturday's 1 p.m. matinee against the Flyers.
Having lost four consecutive games for the first time in over two years, the B's could be bumped out of first place in the Northeast Division by the Senators Friday and fall into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
"I don't think it takes a genius to understand that [our confidence] is a little rattled right now, but at the same time, this is the majority of the group who showed resiliency last year when we went through some tough times, and we did get ourselves out of it," coach Claude Julien said after the practice. "I have no doubt that we will [this time] also. This is our battle to fight, nobody else's. You have to have confidence in your group, and we do. I think our experience and the past certainly shows that this is a group that can do it."...
SACRAMENTO -- Paul Pierce is happy that he's still a Celtic, but speaking for the first time since the trade deadline past with no movement, he said that he wouldn't have hand any bitter feelings toward the organization if they had moved him.
"I didn’t really concern myself about it," Pierce said after the team's morning shootaround. "I always understand the business of basketball. I’ve had thick skin in this business, being a veteran. If it was something that was going to benefit the franchise, then so be it. I’d be happy for the franchise, especially all the things that they’ve been able to do for me. If it was something that was going to better the Boston Celtics in the long run, I’d have been happy for them. They’ve done a lot for me in my career. There would have never been any hard feelings."
Pierce understands that his time with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Roajon Rondo is coming to...
Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin and third baseman Will Middlebrooks were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket as part of a number of moves made by the Red Sox on Thursday.
Left-handed pitcher Drake Britton and second baseman Oscar Tejada were optioned to Double-A Portland. Four players were reassigned to minor league camp: outfielder Juan Carlos Linares and right-handed pitchers Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone and Alex Wilson.
For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Left-hander Andy Pettitte reportedly signed a one-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million with the Yankees on Friday, bidding to return to the majors after a year out of the game. Pettitte, 39, retired after the 2010 season after going 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA.
Pettitte threw batting practice for the Yankees in late February and told the media he felt he could still pitch.
"I'd say yeah, I'm sure I could," he said on Feb. 27. "You start training, working out and getting yourself into shape, I'd imagine you could. I retired, I felt, after one of my better years. I felt like I was at the point where I just kind of knew what I was doing out there mechanically on the mound, but I retired to be with my family."
Although he hasn't pitched in a game since 2010, Pettitte said he has been throwing regularly with his teenage sons at his home in Texas.
In 16 big league seasons with the Yankees and Astros, Pettitte has a 240-138...
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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
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.
Kirk Minihane's Thursday Headlines welcome interns Tim and Conor to dicuss their trip to the Trump luncheon in downtown Boston.
A guest appearance by Chris Simms on WFAN with Boomer Esiason forces John, Gerry and Kirk back down the DeflateGate wormhole.
The Olympics in Brazil might have a few strange characters around, plus the guys discuss some changes in WEEI management and the sales staff bringing them breakfast
The Red Sox needed a big start from a pitcher, and Porcello delivered. Glenn and Lou talk about last night’s win in Tampa and discuss what ERod needs to do while down in Triple A.
David Price is on the mound this afternoon in Tampa, but after last outing’s terrible performance, the pressure is on for him to perform. Glenn and Lou discuss Price and his need to take over a game.
Red Sox GM Mike Hazen joins Glenn and Lou to talk about what went into sending ERod down to Pawtucket, and what the trade market looks like at this point in the season.
Ugh. Dale and Michael after another crap-fest of a Red Sox game break it all down and listen in to John Farrell and David Price's post game comments.
We close the show out with some of the best cuts of the day.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Ben, Russ and Alex start the show by discussing the breaking news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to Manchester United. They also continue to cover the EURO's and Iceland's improbable run through the tourney. And of course, inevitably, they address Lionel Messi's announcement that he is retiring from Argentina.
Jerry Thornton and "Uncle Buck" Adam Cormack break down the greatest season finale of all-time, the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. Jerry and Uncle Buck debate if this season was the greatest season in television history.
The guys finish the show bantering about Max Kellerman apparently getting the Skip Bayless job, Iceland's win over England in the Euro 2016, and Caitlyn Jenner on SIMore from this show
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