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07/05/2012 - 2:01pm
Report: Clippers cancel Allen meeting

The Clippers have agreed to terms with veteran guard Jamal Crawford with the mid-level exception and canceled their scheduled meeting with Celtics guard Ray Allen, according to The Los Angeles Times. Allen had been scheduled to meet with the Clippers on Friday after his meeting with the Heat on Thursday. Allen also has been pursued by the Grizzlies and Timberwolves.

With the Clippers off the board, Allen's free agent choice would appear to come down to the Heat and Celtics. Miami can offer only the mini-mid-level -- a contract starting at $3.1 million for up to three years in length -- while the Celtics reportedly have offered Allen a two-year deal at $6 million per season.

Even with free agent Jason Terry on board, the Celtics have remained adamant that they want Allen to return. Contracts can't be signed until July 11.

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07/05/2012 - 12:18pm
Olney: Ortiz doesn't have many options
By: DJ Bean

ESPN's Buster Olney joined Lou Merloni and Tom Caron Thursday to discuss the Red Sox and David Ortiz' recent comments that he will not favor the Red Sox on the open market after they "humiliated" last offseason. 

Ortiz, 36, was seeking a two-year deal from the Red Sox, who were unwilling to give him multiple years. Just before his arbitration hearing, the sides agreed on a one-year, $14.575 contract. Olney said that while he understands Ortiz' frustration, he won't find another team to pay him like the Red Sox. 

"I think he's got a place he could go in Toronto, but I think the Blue Jays would have to be convinced that he was going to leave there and he would have to go there at their price," Olney said. "That's the one thing -- and I understand his frustration because he feels like he's done everything and more than the Red Sox could have expected from him in his tenure with the team -- but the bottom line is that...

07/05/2012 - 11:54am
Report: Bruins made push for Parise
By: DJ Bean

According to a report from the Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa, the Bruins made a push to sign Zach Parise, this summer's top free agent forward, before he took a 13-year, $98 million deal with the Wild on Wednesday. Shinzawa writes that Boston extended a "significant offer" to the former Devils captain. 

Parise, 27, has scored 30 or more goals in each of his last five healthy seasons (he played in only 13 games in 2010-11) and had 31 goals and 38 assists for 69 points last season with the Devils. 

The development of the Bruins making a play for Parise is rather surprising given the team's salary cap situation. With $69,922,143 dollars in payroll currently committed for the 2012-13 season, the Bruins have the least cap space in the NHL. With the salary cap recently raised to $70.2 million, the B's have $277,857 in salary cap space. They can get money back against the cap, however...

07/05/2012 - 9:57am
Sean Williams on C's summer league roster

The Celtics announced their roster for the summer leagues that will open play on Monday in Orlando before shifting west to Las Vegas. Rookies Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph will participate, along with JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore and former Boston College star Sean Williams, who joined the team late in the season.

The Celtics will also have Craig Brackins, a first-round draft pick in 2010 who has played just 17 games in two seasons. Also on the roster is former UMass product Stephane Lasme, who was one the last cuts during training camp in 2011.

Here's the full roster, courtesy of Celtics.com:

GUARDS: Dionte Christmas (Orlando only), Jonathan Gibson, E'Twaun Moore, Jamar Smith

FORWARDS: Craig Brackins, JaJuan Johnson, Stephane Lasme, Jared Sullinger

CENTERS: Fab Melo, Sean...

07/05/2012 - 8:13am
Ortiz still bitter over offseason treatment
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, the team's only All-Star this season, voiced some of his issues with the Red Sox and their upper management, a point made clear in a piece written by USA Today's Jorge L. Ortiz. In the story, the slugger suggested that he will not necessarily have an allegiance to the Sox on the open market.

Ortiz, a free agent after the season, made it clear in the piece that he has an issue with the Sox spending big on free agents but not on their longest-tenured player. 

"If you go crazy and give contracts to whoever comes along despite not knowing how they're going to do, then you don't give me my due consideration, even though I do my thing every year, [expletive] that," Ortiz said. "I'm going to be open to anything. My mentality is not going to be, 'I...

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