You may want to hold off on thoughts about the Celtics adding New Orleans center Chris Kaman. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Hornets general manager Dell Demps said the team was not planning to buy out the remainder of Kaman's $14 million contract that expires after this season.
"Everything is always a possibility," Demps said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I mean there's no reason to say I'm certain, 100 percent sure. There's always a possibility. I never want to say never. But our intention is to keep Chris."
If the Hornets do buy out Kaman's contract and waive him, they would have to do it by March 23 for Kaman to be eligible for the postseason. The Hornets are owned by the NBA, which could also complicate things. In addition to the Celtics, Yahoo! reported that the Spurs and Heat would also be interested in Kaman if...
SACRAMENTO -- The Celtics didn't make a trade on Thursday, but they still obviously need a big man. Team president Danny Ainge said the C's would be patient and let the market develop.
The deadline for players to be waived or bought out of their contracts and still be eligible for a postseason roster is March 23. (Note that players only have to be bought out by that date. They can sign at any point until the last day of the regular season as long as they are not on an NBA roster by the March 23 deadline).
"We do need to add a big man," Ainge said. "We need to find the best big man available and we'll be a little bit patient in that."
In order to add someone, the Celtics must also subtract someone from their roster, but Ainge said it was too early to determine which player that may be. An obvious candidate is Jermaine O'Neal, and Ainge is scheduled to meet with him on Friday. Ainge said that O'Neal has been working out at...
The Bruins set the table for the Senators to knock them into seventh place in the Eastern Conference, falling to the Panthers, 6-2, Thursday in Sunrise, Fla.
The B's have now lost four straight games, which makes for their longest losing streak of the season. Their lead in the Northeast Division is down to one point, and the Senators will have a chance to leapfrog the Bruins when they host the last-place Canadiens Friday.
The Senators jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Mickael Samuelsson and Marcel Goc in the first two periods. Joe Corvo brought the B's within one with his fourth goal of the year, but second-period tallies from Stephen Weiss and John Madden gave the Panthers a three-goal lead entering the third period. Brian Rolston scored his first goal since coming back to the Bruins when he beat Jose Theodore at 1:44 of the third period with a power-play goal. Later in the period, a Chris Kelly pass that went off Zdeno...
After weeks of rumors, the Celtics stood pat as Thursday's 3 p.m. trading deadline passed. Doc Rivers, in an appearance on The Big Show on Thursday afternoon, said he is content with the current composition of the roster. However, Rivers conceded the decision leaves the current roster with little to no room for any more injuries.
“I feel good about [making no trades],” Rivers said. “I didn't think we would do much. Obviously, there was talk, but nothing ever surfaced to be honest. We were looking for another big if we could get one."
Added Rivers: “We just have to keep getting better as the group we are. As far as rest, yeah, there will probably be a couple of games, if we can get a cushion, that I'm going to sit guys. At the end of the day, for us to be successful in the playoffs, we have to be healthy, and I think we probably have the smallest margin for error of the eight playoff teams with injuries....
SAN FRANCISCO -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Jermaine O'Neal, who hasn't played since the All-Star break due to a left wrist injury, is not expected to return to the team.
"I don't think he'll be back, but nothing's clear," Rivers said prior to Thursday's Celtics-Warriors game. "It's not final but I don't see him playing."
O'Neal is in the final year of a deal that is paying him $6.2 million this season. The 33-year-old has appeared in 25 games this year, starting 24, averaging 5.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per contest in an average of 23 minutes per game.
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