Celtics president Danny Ainge said that Rajon Rondo is "not 100 percent yet. He's probably about four weeks away from playing basketball at full speed, but he can do some training and conditioning right now." While Ainge and coach Doc Rivers addressed the media on the eve of the NBA draft, Rondo was running on a treadmill above the practice floor. He was not wearing any sort of a brace for his elbow that he dislocated in Game 3 of their playoff series with Miami.
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USC center Nikola Vucevic has been steadily rising up the board leading into Thursday's NBA draft, and the Celtics have shown interest in trading up from No. 25 for the 7-foot European, according to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News.
"He's moved up drastically during his workouts," an anonymous NBA general manager told the paper. "A lot of teams like him now." The Knicks and Rockets join the Celtics as at least three teams who have shown interest in Vucevic, the report said.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said his team is making contingency plans in case Josh Beckett still is ready to make his scheduled start Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Beckett was pushed back from his start Tuesday night due to what the team classified as "intestinal turmoil," and Francona described Wednesday as "a good old-fashioned case of the flu."
"He’s really sick. Doctors are trying to figure out," Francona said. "I have not seen him this morning, but he wasn’t good yesterday again. We’re going to have to play this by ear. There are some pitchers that, because of the off-day, we’re actually OK. There are some either-ors. [Andrew] Miller will throw a shorter side today, just in case. We don’t want to run him out there the first day he’s OK. Because we know him so well, we want him to have Day 2, Day 3, Day 4. We’ll see how he responds today and tomorrow.”
Bobby Jenks, who continues to recover from strained left intercostal muscles, was optimistic he would be able to come off the 15-day disabled list either this weekend in Pittsburgh, or the following few days when the Red Sox visit Philadelphia. The reliever is set to throw his second side session Thursday after tossing 20 pitches off a mound Tuesday.
"I've been throwing, feeling good," Jenks said prior to the Red Sox series finale against the Padres Wednesday afternoon. "We're right on schedule."
The recovery process is somewhat new to Jenks, who initially thought the injury suffered while pitching at Yankee Stadium earlier this month was the same bursa issue he had dealt with throughout his professional career. But after an examination, it was determined the ailment was due to the intercostal muscles residing underneath the pre-exisiting injury.
Unlike with the bursa, the intercostals can only heal through rest, limiting...
MLB Network and NESN analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday morning, shortly before the Red Sox and Padres were scheduled to start their series finale at Fenway.
There has been speculation that Adrian Gonzalez will make an appearance in the outfield during the upcoming nine-game interleague road trip so that David Ortiz can continue to see regular at-bats. Gammons said it might happen, but it's unlikely to occur very often.
"I think [Terry Francona] might use Gonzalez for a couple of games, maybe one in left field in Philadelphia, one in left field in Houston, which are both short," Gammons said. "Otherwise, I don't think they'll get too fancy. I really don't. I think they'll rely on their pitching and get by. It's tough. They're both in the top five offensive players in the American League, but as long as baseball plays by two different rules, this is one of the things you have to...
We check in with Chandler Jones on a Patriots Monday after a win over Dallas, and they're on to Indy.
Sam Packard and Josue Pavon from WEEI.com discuss the Celtics first two pre-season games. Then, in the second installment of Packard's Corner, Sam is joined by his brother Nick to answer an important historical question. Kick it!
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Former Red Sox infielder Nick Punto to discuss who was in the wrong when it came to the leg-breaking slide of Chase Utley, his former minor-league roommate. Punto also revealed why he chose to take a year off from big league baseball, as well as what went wrong with the 2012 Red Sox. The Bradfo Show is sponsored by Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors and Gould's Distinctive Clothing.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
DJ Bean checks in live from TD Garden after the Bruins 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the season opener. Ken Laird anchors from the WEEI.com Podcentre
Tom Brady went on D&C this morning and defended Alex Guerrero's training regiment, and was very vocal about how he trains.
Although it was tough at first, the Patriots rolled through Brandon Weeden and the Cowboys. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about that game and recap some of Brady's interview with D&C.
Dion Lewis has emerged as a huge piece to this Patriots team, and the guys react to that, but also go around the league and recap some of yesterday's games.
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the news of the day, Tom Brady's interview with Dennis and Callahan in which he breaks down his relationship with his health guru Alex Guerrero, and some of his health beliefs and practices.
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
The final hour of the show is nothing if not entertaining
Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.