WALTHAM -- Veteran guard Jason Terry was prepared Friday at Celtics media day to handle the question he knew was coming - how does it feel to be replacing Ray Allen?
"Who?," the 35-year-old Terry said with a straight face. "No, we're two different players and hopefully, I'll bring something that Ray didn't and some of the things that he did. Obviously, Ray was a great player for this franchise for years, brought them a championship in '08. But, again, our games are totally different. He's 6-5 and I'm 6-2, but I am "The Jet" and I like to fly so we'll see what happens. A lot of those comparisons will be thrown out there but we're two totally different players.
"For me, my job, it doesn't change. I'll be thrust into the sixth-man role. But hey, I'm on one of the best. It is what it is, and I take pride in it. It's something every team needs, that spark, that energy off the bench and that's what I'm here to do. Anything...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers joined The Big Show on Friday to discuss the upcoming NBA season and where his team stands.
Though the Celtics lost Ray Allen to the Heat in the offseason, they made additions to the roster with the acquisitions of Jason Terry and Courtney Lee. Rivers said such additions were critical, as things going differently could have put the team in a rebuilding mode rather than remaining contenders.
"I always thought Kevin [Garnett] was coming back," Rivers said. I never thought he would not. I knew Paul [Pierce] was coming back even though he said he would have retired. We know what he's making this year -- he was coming back. We knew we had to get the right pieces. Otherwise, it's difficult to coach veterans when they don't see themselves as contenders. That was really important with Danny and me. If we're going to bring them back, we have to find a way to give them hope. We've exceeded that, in my opinion."...
Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined Mut & Merloni on Friday for his weekly discussion of all things NFL.
King agreed with the general assertion that the officials union did well in the new agreement with the league, but one victory for the NFL is the ability to quickly replace poorly rated referees.
"This is really something the NFL has wanted all along," King said. "The NFL has wanted to be able to bench underperforming officials during the year. The officials union allowed them to do it."
However, King noted that the officials got something with that concession.
"[The NFL] basically wanted them to give up the work rules that allowed them once they started a season that no matter what happened, they finished that season," King explained. "Here's the funny little compromise that happened. … Every NFL official now who starts a season in essence has a one-year guaranteed...
FOXBORO -- For a third straight day, Logan Mankins and Julian Edelman joined Aaron Hernandez as Patriots not spotted at practice. Mankins missed all three days with a hip issue while Julian Edelman is nursing a left hand injury that kept him out of the second half last Sunday night against Baltimore.
Also missing Friday at practice, which was held in sweats and shells in the rain on the main Gillette Stadium field, was defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick. He returned from an ankle injury on Thursday but was limited at practice. He was one of four Patriots not spotted during stretching on Friday. Defensive lineman Justin Francis (ankle) did return on Friday after missing the previous two days.
Defensive lineman Marcus Forston returned to the team on Friday after reportedly clearing waivers on Thursday. He was signed to the practice squad, taking the place of safety Chyl Quarles, who was not spotted at Friday's practice and was released....
The Celtics announced the signing of center Darko Milicic as well as free agent forwards Micah Downs and Rob Kurz.
The 7-foot Milicic, who averaged 4.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 16.3 minutes over 29 games for the Timberwolves last season, reportedly received a one-year, $1.2 million veteran minimum contact.
Meanwhile, Downs and Kurz are longshots for the final two roster spots, considering Celtics president Danny Ainge said recently he didn't expect any additions to the roster as Kris Joseph, Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas battle for the 14th and 15th roster positions. The 6-foot-8 Downs averaged 11.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the Spanish ACB League's Assignia. The 6-foot-9 Kurz played in both Spain and France last season.
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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.
The Dallas Mavericks traded for Nerlens Noel, and dumped Andrew Bogut in the process, leading the guys to wonder why the Celts weren't pursuing 6'11" power forward/center.
Chris Mannix, Yahoo! Sports joined the show to give the latest on the NBA trade deadline.
The guys acknowledge that the Green-teamers will defend Danny whether he makes a move or not.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the C's lack of moves at the NBA trade deadline and try and figure out why, and what is the next best opportunity for the Celts to make a move?
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the comments made by Dave Dombrowski on K&C this morning concerning John Farrell and his in-game management.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day.
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.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.More from this show
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