After weeks of rumors, the Celtics stood pat as Thursday's 3 p.m. trading deadline passed. Doc Rivers, in an appearance on The Big Show on Thursday afternoon, said he is content with the current composition of the roster. However, Rivers conceded the decision leaves the current roster with little to no room for any more injuries.
“I feel good about [making no trades],” Rivers said. “I didn't think we would do much. Obviously, there was talk, but nothing ever surfaced to be honest. We were looking for another big if we could get one."
Added Rivers: “We just have to keep getting better as the group we are. As far as rest, yeah, there will probably be a couple of games, if we can get a cushion, that I'm going to sit guys. At the end of the day, for us to be successful in the playoffs, we have to be healthy, and I think we probably have the smallest margin for error of the eight playoff teams with injuries....
SAN FRANCISCO -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Jermaine O'Neal, who hasn't played since the All-Star break due to a left wrist injury, is not expected to return to the team.
"I don't think he'll be back, but nothing's clear," Rivers said prior to Thursday's Celtics-Warriors game. "It's not final but I don't see him playing."
O'Neal is in the final year of a deal that is paying him $6.2 million this season. The 33-year-old has appeared in 25 games this year, starting 24, averaging 5.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per contest in an average of 23 minutes per game.
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John Jenkins scored 27 points and fifth-seeded Vanderbilt turned away 12th-seeded Harvard, 79-70, in an NCAA tournament second-round game Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Harvard's Laurent Rivard hit 6-of-7 3-pointers and sparked a late comeback that trimmed an 18-point deficit to five. He finished with 20 points for the Crimson, who end their historic season at 26-5. Kyle Casey scored 13 points before fouling out in the final minute, Brandyn Curry scored 12 points, and Keith Wright had eight points and nine rebounds.
Vanderbilt led by 10 points at the break, 33-23, after closing the period on a 13-3 run. The lead peaked at 18 after a Jeffery Taylor dunk made it 62-44 with 7:52 remaining. After Rivard started getting hot from behind the arc, Harvard got the margin back to single digits on a Curry layup with 2:30 left. That was the start of an 8-0 run that made it a five-point game with 1:51 left after two free throws by Wright. However, that's as...
The Patriots have reached an agreement that would allow them to retain free agent offensive lineman Dan Connolly, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. The versatile 29-year-old, who has played both center and guard over the course of his career in New England, was signed to the Patriots' practice squad in 2007 and promoted to the active roster in 2008. Since then, the 6-foot-4, 313-pound Connolly has played in 42 games with the Patriots, including 13 last season. He assumed the starters' role at center early last year after Dan Koppen went down with an injury in the regular-season opener against Miami. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
The Patriots officially announced the re-signing of Matthew Slater and the addition of free agent defensive tackle Marcus Harrison on Thursday.
The Slater deal was rumored to have been close to completed earlier this week. The 26-year-old is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Patriots. He has been utilized as a wide receiver, kickoff returner, special teams player and on defense at safety during his NFL career. He earned his first Pro Bowl berth as a special teams player in 2011 after leading the team in special teams tackles with 17. Slater appeared in all 16 games last season, including three starts at safety. He finished with one reception for 46 yards, 10 tackles on defense and also returned three kickoffs for 54 yards.
As for Harrison, the 27-year-old was originally drafted in 2008 by Chicago in the third round (90th overall) out of Arkansas. During his 37 career games over three seasons with the Bears, Harrison amassed 55 tackles, 3.0...
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.
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 SI
Texas Rangers sideline reporter Emily Jones likes getting doused by Gatorade. A D&C caller accuses the guys of being sexist in their analysis, which leads to a debate of the hottest sideline reporters in sports.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Tuesday's Dale and Holley show which feature some measure of tension during the interview with John Farrell and during a Rick Porcello debate
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.
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.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
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.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
It's somewhat of a rarity on D&C, but the phone lines were open on Tuesday as the Kirk Minihane haters and MiniFans alike called in take him on.More from this show
Should Callahan go to the Donald Trump luncheon at the Langham Hotel? The guys discuss as well as the risk of celebrities endorsing Trump publicly.More from this show