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10/30/2012 - 4:41pm
Celtics pick up 2013-14 option on Bradley

The Celtics on Tuesday, hours before their season opener in Miami, picked up the 2013-14 team option on guard Avery Bradley worth $2.51 million. Bradley is considered the best on-ball defender on the team and one of the very best in the NBA. 

Bradley, who will turn 22 on Nov. 26, had procedures on his left and right shoulders in the offseason after playing with significant pain in the playoffs last season. Bradley will miss the start of the season while rehabbing and building strength in his shoulders. 

Bradley, who is entering his third NBA season, will make $1.63 million this season and also has a qualifying offer for the 2014-15 season worth $3.58 million. In two previous seasons, Bradley has averaged 5.6 points in 95 NBA games, incuding 28 starts. 

The University of Texas product was chosen in the first round (19th overall) by the Celtics in the 2010 NBA draft. 

For more, visit the Celtics team page at...

10/30/2012 - 1:23pm
Stephen A. on slur: I must own perception
By: DJ Bean

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith joined Mut & Merloni Tuesday to discuss the upcoming NBA season and the controversy that has surrounded him since uttering what sounded like a racial slur last week on ESPN's "First Take."

While discussing Kobe Bryant's status for the Lakers' season opener against the Mavericks last week, Smith said what sounded like, "Kobe Bryant is going to miss it because 'My foot is sprained?' Are y'all crazy? [Expletive] please." Smith denied using the slur, though he said that if ESPN had decided to suspend him for the incident, he would have accepted it. 

"I would not have faulted them one bit whatsoever because we live in a business where perception is reality," Smith said.

Here is Smith's complete answer to Lou Merloni asking about the reaction to the incident:

"Well first of all, I totally understand the reaction. Secondly, I categorically deny that I said it, but please...

10/30/2012 - 12:24pm
Butterfield named Red Sox third base coach

Former Toronto Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield has been hired by the Red Sox to serve in the same capacity.

The 54-year-old Maine native, who still resides in the state, had served on the Blue Jays staff since 2002, also was Toronto's bench coach from 2008-09. He has 34 years experience in professional baseball, 16 at the major league level. Prior to joining the Jays, he also managed in the Yankees farm system, while also holding the Arizona Diamondbacks' third base coach position from 1998-2000.

Butterfield, an avid New England Patriots fan, has made numerous appearances on WEEI. (Click here to listen to a 2009 appearance, talking about Marco Scutaro.)

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


10/30/2012 - 11:58am
Wojnarowski: Celts can't match Heat, LeBron

Speaking on the Dennis and Callahan Show Tuesday, Yahoo! NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski surmised that unless an injury occurs to one of Miami's main stars -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh -- the Heat have positioned themselves as the head-and-shoulders favorite to win the Eastern Conference.

"Boston's depth is tremendous. … But the team with the best depth doesn't always win," Wojnarowski said. "As long as Miami is healthy, LeBron isn't only the best player in the league right now, he's the best player by far, and we all saw what happened last year, the light went on. LeBron can go on the kind of tear right now that Jordan went on. … Boston is improved, but it might not be enough because the level LeBron has played at in the Finals and in the Olympics and if that carries right through, I don't think anybody in the East is going to beat them unless there are significant injuries.

"You're trying to put...

10/30/2012 - 8:44am
Brady on D&C: Patriots deserve record

Speaking on his weekly interview with the Dennis and Callahan Show Tuesday morning, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady explained that his team's 5-3 record is in line with how the Pats have played this season.

"We're at where we really deserve to be," Brady said. "I don't think we've played any better than our record. We don't deserve to be anything better than we are. Look, every team can go, 'Wow, without these plays we could be undefeated.' Every team can say that. But we're not, and there's a reason why. It's not like we've played great football over these last eight weeks. There is a lot of improvement we need to make. There is a lot of things we can do better. We need to get some guys healthy. We have to get everybody moving forward and make a big push here in the second half because this is where the best teams really start to show themselves."

Brady said that despite the bye week, he will still not be taking too much of a...

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