NBA Draft Rumors: Boston Wants Harrison Barnes

During an appearance on Thursday evening, long-time Boston sports columnist Bob Ryan stated that the Celtics would like to trade up in the upcoming NBA Draft with aspirations of landing small forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes, linked to the Cavaliers and their fourth-overall pick, is largely expected to be gone by the seventh selection when the

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NBA Playoffs: Contention Windows And Team Evolution

rondo

With tonight’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals just hours away, we have two teams, remarkably different in makeup. One might as well have been penciled into this series back in July 2010, and the other was too old, their contention window not just shut but sealed and painted over. But, when the ball

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NBA News: Ryan Hollins to Sign with Boston Celtics

This past Tuesday, a source close to Ryan Hollins told WFNY that the recently released center would “have a new home” after clearing waivers. Two days later, Hollins has in fact cleared waivers — no team wanted to be on the hook for the remainder of his $3 million player option — and it appears

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Cleveland Cavaliers Kick Off 2nd Half of Season Against the Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving has already knocked off the Celtics once this season

The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-18, 9th in the East) get back to business Tuesday night when they welcome the Boston Celtics (15-17, 8th in the East) into the Q. It was a pretty good All Star break for Cleveland. Sure, Kyrie Irving didn’t fare so well in the Skills Competition, but Irving and fellow rookie Tristan

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ESPN’s Bill Simmons would like Boston to trade for Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao

“…if I were Danny Ainge, I’d offer O’Neal’s expiring, my 2012 no. 1 AND the Clippers’ no. 1 for him.2 Wouldn’t you take your chances with a Rondo-Allen-Pierce-Garnett-Varejao quintet this spring? Or am I just a complete homer?” -Bill Simmons Ok Sports Guy. I’ll take on your proposed trade.  Here is the offer as you

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Doc Rivers: Anderson Varejao is an All-Star

[Anderson] Varejao’s energy is just amazing. It’s amazing to watch him run around relentlessly, and pursue [loose] balls…Varejao’s always an All-Star as far as I’m concerned. I think they should keep a spot for a role player. That’s what he does, he plays his role…He had 20 points and they didn’t run one [offensive] set

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Celtics-Cavaliers Set To Rematch In Cleveland

Irving with the game winner

Lets do this all over again. Tuesday night the Boston Celtics (9-10) travel to Cleveland for a rematch with the Cavaliers (8-11). I’m going to keep this one brief. Rajon Rondo is out again for the Celtics. Anthony Parker and Daniel Gibson are out for the Cavaliers. No word yet (as of this writing) on

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Irving: No Pressure With Game-Winners

There’s no pressure [with taking game-winning shots] unless you’re unprepared. It’s a game of percentages. If you miss the first, you have to tell yourself ‘I’ll get the next one.’ It’s all about feel and having confidence in your teammates. It’s a team game. – Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Monday, following the team’s practice. Irving

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Cavs and Celtics: Who Gets Your Gameball?

Ray Allen, Anderson Varejao, Mychel Thompson

Kyrie Irving is undoubtedly the cover boy for Game Winner magazine on this very Monday morning. After his high screen pirouette through Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley resulted in an off-balance, left-handed lay-in, jubilation obviously careened throughout the homes of Clevelanders who just witnessed the Wine and Gold coming from behind to take down the

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Varejao: It’s What I Try to do Every Night

Well, it’s what I try to do every night: get the second chance and stuff like that. Tonight worked out. Tonight worked out. We had the ball back and we had the chance to win the game. And Kyrie [Irving] made the shot. And we won. Tough game. But the key for the game to

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City of Champions – Boston Scores Again

Last night the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the right to drink beer out of The Stanley Cup.  After the clock read zero, I tweeted my congratulations.  “You gotta feel good for those long suffering Boston sports fans.”  It had been a long 29 years of hand-wringing including a “kiss your sister”

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Bill Simmons Says “The Decision” Worked

Bill Simmons used his recently launched venture, Grantland, to deliver an article about how “The Decision” was the best thing that has happened to the NBA in 15 years.  No. Really.  He used his new venture on Grantland, where it is supposedly not merely about driving traffic and hits, to proclaim that an event that

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LeBron Apologizes for “The Decision”

As I’m sure you’re all aware, the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship advance to the Eastern Conference Finals tonight.  LeBron was feeling particularly good about the victory and offered up some reflection and remorse –  nearly 10 months after “The Decision” and one year since that infamous Game 5

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Why I Can’t Root for the Celtics

As the Miami Heat leads their series with the Boston Celtics, ESPN reports that the Celtics provided the blueprint for what LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh put together in Miami.  “Seeing guys make sacrifices to come together and play as one.  They set the blueprint and went out there and did it.  They

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The Indians Help Me Ignore the NBA Playoffs

Yesterday afternoon after the Indians completed their sweep of the Detroit Tigers, I was all set to watch Boston vs. Miami in the NBA playoffs.  I had it on and I was kind of watching until I realized that I really didn’t care.  LeBron James and the Miami Heat were winning the game and instead

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Cavs’ Fan Guide to the NBA Playoffs

Over the weekend when I wasn’t watching the Tribe sweep the Orioles, I was checking out the NBA playoffs.  I saw on Twitter that some of the rest of you were doing the same and it got me thinking.  There were many theories about how to root in the playoffs in order to best represent

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Cavs Finish Second Deal Under the Wire

According to reports the Cavs have made a deadline deal to send a second round pick in the 2013 draft (the one acquired in the Sessions deal) to the Boston Celtics for Turkish center Semih Erden and forward Luke Harangody.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs to Stay Put?

As the NBA trade deadline is just over 48 hours away, sources close to WFNY indicate that the most likely scenario will be Chris Grant and the Cleveland Cavaliers remaining as currently constructed for the remainder of the 2010-11 season. The 10-46 Cavaliers have long been rumored to be shopping several players while receiving phone calls about

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NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics Join Bulls in Pursuit of Anthony Parker

Fresh off an 18-point, nine-assist performance, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker is all the buzz in the latest NBA trade rumors. A crucial contributor in Cleveland’s upset over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night, Parker already had been mentioned over the past few weeks, but potential talks are just starting to heat up now. The

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