Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox came out early for warmups Friday before their game against the Blazers and proclaimed themselves ready to play against the Blazers at TD Garden.
Green sprained his right knee in the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Nets at the Garden. Green returned to the game late in the fourth quarter but did not practice on Thursday. He came out two hours before tipoff Friday with a white wrap on the knee and tested it with jump shots. Wilcox came out of Wednesday's game with an illness and also missed practice on Thursday.
After their pre-game warm-up, Green and Wilcox told reporters in the locker room they would be ready to come off the bench for the Celtics.
After practice Thursday, coach Doc Rivers called Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox "uncertain" to play against the Trail Blazers, adding that he thought Green would be able to play but wasn't 100 percent sure.
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Victor Rodriguez has been hired as the team's assistant hitting coach, manager John Farrell told WEEI.com on Friday.
Rodriguez had been serving as the team's minor-league hitting coordinator and will now work with recently hired hitting coach Greg Colbrunn. The longest tenured member of the team's baseball operations staff, the 51-year-old Rodriguez is entering his 19th season with the Sox. In addition to serving as minor-league hitting coordinator from 2007-12, Rodriguez has also been the team's Latin field coordinator (2004-06), minor league hitting instructor (2003) and hitting coach at various minor-league levels.
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FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins (ankle), Chandler Jones (ankle) and Rob Gronkowski (forearm) have all bee officially ruled out for Sunday's game in South Florida against the Dolphins. Mankisn will be missing his third straight game and fifth in six games. Jones and Gronkowski will be missing their second straight games since injuring themselves against the Colts on Nov. 18. The Patriots also list 15 as questionable, including offensive lineman Markus Zusevics, who returned to practice on Friday inside the Dana Farber Field House.
By comparison, the relatively Dolphins list just nine players on their entire report, one questionable and eight probable. Here is Friday's complete Patriots report:
Did Not Practice
TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip) OUT
DE Chandler Jones (ankle) OUT
G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) OUT
FOXBORO -- In a sign they will likely miss Sunday's game in South Florida, Logan Mankins and Chandler Jones missed Patriots practice indoors Friday at Dana Farber Field House. Also missing were Rob Gronkowski, who will be out again with a broken forearm, and suspended players Brandon Bolden and Jermaine Cunningham.
Mankins hasn't practiced in three weeks since injuring his ankle against the Bills on Nov. 11 while Jones hasn't been with the team in drills since injuring his right ankle against the Colts on Nov. 18.
The Patriots moved their practice indoors Friday as coach Bill Belichick looked to turn up the heat in preparation for the 75-degree weather that is in the forecast for Sunday afternoon in Miami.
"Decided to take [the] suggestion and go inside, crank up the temperature," Belichick said. "We're trying to pull together our preparations and be ready to go on Sunday."
The Celtics on Friday recalled second-round draft pick Kris Joseph from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.
Joseph provides needed depth for a team that has back-to-back games this weekend (Friday vs. Trail Blazers, Saturday at Milwaukee). The Celtics are without Rajon Rondo (two-game suspension) while Jeff Green (knee) and Chris Wilcox (sickness) are questionable.
Joseph, a 6-foot-7 forward from Syracuse, averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two D-League games.
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Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
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