WALTHAM -- The Celtics announced that they had signed restricted free agent Jeff Green on Saturday, but Green still hasn't been able to practice yet. Team president Danny Ainge shed some light on Green's status after the team conducted practice on Monday.
"We found something in the physical that we anticipate is fine," Ainge said. "We're just being cautious. We just have to be real cautious.'
Ainge said that Green would go through tests Monday and Tuesday. Asked if it could nullify the deal, Ainge responded, "Oh, no, no, no. We're not close to that yet. It's just precautionary. Practice just started today officially when we had our whole team here. It will be resolved this week."
Ainge also said that Sasha Pavlovic's deal was guaranteed and that they had used the taxpayer mid-level exception on Chris Wilcox. Both deals are for one year.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, declined to go into any specifics about the heated sideline disagreement between quarterback Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.
"All the things that happen in games, you look at them after the game," said Belichick. "You try to correct the things that didn't go well and try to build on the ones that did. This is no different than any other game. We pretty much are turning the page on the Redskins and moving on to Denver. I'd say that's about where we're at. ... I think Tom made some comments about [the disagreement]. I don't really have anything more to add to that. ... I think what he said is probably as good a perspective on it as there is. He was right there."
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The NHL fined Bruins forward Brad Marchand $2,500 Monday for slew-footing Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen last Monday in Pittsburgh.
Marchand slew-footed Niskanen at 3:19 of the first period of the Bruins' victory, and immediately dropped the gloves with the defenseman for his second fight of the season. In addition to his fighting major, Marchand received a tripping minor.
This is the first time Marchand has been fined this season. He was suspended last season for elbowing Blue Jackets' forward R.J. Umberger in the head.
As is the case when players are fined, the $2,500 will go to the Players' Emergency assistance fund.
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In the aftermath of former teammate Rodney Harrison's suggestion that the Patriots have the worst pass defense in at least a decade, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that he has never picked up a phone to call a commentator, particularly an ex-teammate like Harrison. However, Wilfork acknowledged that when he hears such criticsm, he would love nothing more than to call the author of the comment.
"I want to. I want to do it all the time and tell them to shut the 'f' up. But everybody has a job to do," said Wilfork. "You have to respect their job. People have opinions. It’s just an opinion. If that’s how they feel, that’s how they feel. The only thing we can control is this locker room.
"A lot of things they say have some truth to it," he acknowledged. "Yeah, we’re pretty bad giving up yardage and everything, but guess what? We find ways to...
WALTHAM -- The Celtics announced that they have re-signed Sasha Pavlovic and come to terms with rookies JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore. Johnson and Moore had not been able to practice and had been rumored to be in various trades. Rookies can not be traded for at least 30 days after they sign contracts.
Pavlovic is an eight-year veteran who made a minimal impact in 17 games with the Celtics last season. He's 6-foot-8 and has the size to guard multiple positions on the wing. The team also officially announced the trade of Glen Davis and Von Wafer to Orlando for Brandon Bass. Those moves give them 14 players under contract. Greg Stiemsma's contract is partially guaranteed, per a league source.
Also in camp are Gilbert Brown, Jamal Sampson and Mike Sweetney.
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