Before the Celtics-Heat game, Ray Allen talked to WEEI.com about his meeting with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to discuss the recent trade rumors. Allen, whose contract expires at the end of this season, appreciated that Ainge kept him in the loop. At the same time, he understands the realities of basketball.
“I really understand that this is a business and I got traded when I was the least one to be traded when I was in Milwaukee. So anything can happen. Anything can happen,” Allen said. “There’s nobody that’s really untouchable in this league, so I appreciated his candidness, letting me know and letting my wife know, and my boys were in the office running around. You always hate to see people do business behind your back and kind of not keep you alert, so it just spoke volumes of who he is and as a GM doing his job.
“But, you know, he still could. I don...
With Paul Pierce sidelined with a strained left foot, Rajon Rondo continued his spectacular play with 22 points and 14 assists as the Celtics held on to beat the Miami Heat, 107-102 on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Ray Allen added 23 points while Kendrick Perkins had 13 for the Celtics, who improved to 31-16. With the Celtics leading 88-78, the Heat went on a 8-0 run to draw to within two. But Eddie House, with 16 points off the bench, drilled a 3-pointer followed by a fast-break layup to restore command. Tony Allen started for Pierce and had just six points but had a key steal on a Dwyane Wade drive to the basket in the final minute and made two free throws as the Celtics won their second straight. Wade scored a game-high 30 for Miami, which fell below .500 at 24-25 on the season.
The Celtics practice Thursday before hosting the 4-44 New Jersey Nets on Friday at TD Garden. For more, visit the...
In the wake of Rajon Rondo's comments to the Boston Herald that team chemistry is an issue right now, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he has no problems with chemistry but rather the constant toll that injuries — such as Paul Pierce's strained left foot — are taking on his team. "I'm not that concerned by it," Rivers said. "I am concerned by all the injuries, clearly. Obviously, you don't want that and it does hurt your continuity as a group. It's been very difficult to get any continuity as a team. Every time you think we're about to get it, something happens. But other than that, I like our team." For more, including audio from Doc Rivers on Rondo's comments, visit the Green Street blog.
In spite of spending the majority of his one-year contract on the sideline with a thumb injury, Marquis Daniels already knows he would like to re-sign with the Celtics this summer. “The locker room is great, it’s a great atmosphere, the coaching staff, everything is good,” he told WEEI.com prior to the Celtics-Heat game Wednesday night. “So, it’s something that I’d like to be part of. Hopefully it will work out. If not, then I have to deal with everything that happens.” Daniels has missed 27 games and hopes to return before the All-Star Break. Visit the Green Street blog for more.
Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is "widely expected" to retire, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The 1997 American League Rookie of the Year, Garciaparra was with Boston until the middle of the 2004 season, when he was traded to the Cubs. Garciaparra finished his nine-plus years in a Red Sox uniform with 178 homers and 690 RBI, to go along with a .323 batting average. A six-time All-Star and former batting champ, he spent the tail end of his career with the Dodgers and Athletics but never managed to find the same level of success he had earlier in his career in Boston. For more baseball updates, check out the Full Count blog.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.More from this show
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.More from this show
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