Posts tagged: Boston Celtics
And Jeff Green is expected to miss awhile. (Boston Herald)
The Celtics provided no official word on Jeff Green last night, but all indications are that the forward will miss significant time as he tends to an unspecified medical issue.
Green flew to Cleveland yesterday with president Danny Ainge for further testing at the Cleveland Clinic after abnormalities were revealed in a stress test during the player’s physical last week.
Ainge said last night he was awaiting results from the latest exams, but sources said the problem has been detected and that decisions were being made on the best course of action. It has been noted in the Herald that a surgical procedure on Green may be needed to complement medication.
Doc Rivers offered no further information after the C’s scrimmage last night at the Garden, but it wasn’t hard to read the coach’s mood.
“Danny called and just said he’ll announce it (today), so we’ll wait,” Rivers said. “But other than that, we’ll just leave it at that.”
When asked if he was expecting to be without Green, Rivers said, “I’ll let you guess.”
Posey has always been miscast on teams with no chance to contend, so his alarming statistics from the time he left the Celtics shouldn’t be taken entirely at face value. Still, check this out:
49 games, 17.1 minutes, 4.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 33.6% FG, 31.6% 3PT, 7.5 PER
I hope you turned your head away from your computer before you started to projectile vomit at Posey’s 2010-11 stat line.
If Posey does sign in Boston, do yourself a favor: Take the James Posey you remember from 2007-08 and put him in a box in your attic somewhere. Preferably somewhere safe where nobody can harm him. Because I know that Posey, I remember that Posey, and that Posey deserves all the accolades we still throw his way, all the respect we still give him, all the credit with which we still shower him for his solid play, timely shooting and winning effect. If you don’t lock that Posey away in your attic, and Posey signs with the Celtics again this season, there’s a chance you allow this Posey to contaminate how you think about that Posey. And nobody wants that. That Posey deserves mountains of praise. This Posey deserves to lose minutes to Sasha Pavlovic.
I love Posey. I’ll never forget how much he contributed to Boston’s only title run of my lifetime. But he hasn’t even been close to remotely decent in the past two seasons. He’s not the answer.
The Boston Celtics announced that the official announcement on Jeff Green’s mystery medical issue will come Saturday, but in the meantime, a source close to Green told A. Sherrod Blakely the small forward is expected to miss regular season time. (CSNNE)
A source close to Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green says the 6-foot-8 forward is expected to miss some games early on this season due to an undisclosed health condition that became apparent during his most recent physical. …
The same source did not know if it would require a medical procedure as well, but “that’s one of the options, for sure.”
Celtics forward Paul Pierce spoke with Green recently about his yet-to-be-determined status with the team.
“He’s down now,” Pierce told CSNNE.com. “I had a chance to sit down with him in his locker the other day, and I just told him to keep his head up regardless of what’s happening, and just try to stay positive. Whatever happens either way, whether he’s able to play or not play, just stay positive and use it for motivation if it’s the latter.”
This doesn’t sound good. Hope he’s alright.
Let’s hope he’s okay.
“Up and down, he’s getting beat up,’’ Rivers said when asked about Johnson’s progress in practice. “He’s excited when he actually gets the [scrimmage] refs to come on the floor, I’ll tell you that. But he did a couple of good things today. He’s starting to learn who he is. He knows he’s a jump shooter and he’s starting to become comfortable enough to take that shot.’’
“Today was the first day when he picked-and-popped, he caught it and shot it,’’ Rivers said. “The other two days he tried to make another play and got bumped off the spot, so I think he’s starting to simplify his game.’’
When asked if he expected Johnson to generate an interior game, Rivers said, “Nah. I mean, he’ll dunk because he’s athletic as heck, so we’re going to run stuff to get him rolling to the basket and throw it up in the air and he’ll go get it. But as far as post presence? Not really, but that’s fine. We don’t need that. We’ll try to get that somewhere else.’’ Read more »
Despite being limited to veteran’s minimum offers, the Boston Celtics are reportedly still involved in discussions with free agent rebounder Reggie Evans. (Boston Globe)
The Celtics remain in the running for free-agent forward Reggie Evans but they only have the veteran minimum to offer. Evans is seeking a multiyear deal.
I hate being realistic, but the veteran’s minimum probably won’t be enough to lure Evans to Boston. In fact, after Kwame Brown signed for $7 million yesterday to establish the market, the Celtics are going to be hard-pressed to find any big man using just the veteran’s minimum.
In the most likely scenario, Kevin Garnett will play more center than ever before, Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox will slide into the pivot position every once in a while and Jermaine O’Neal will man the middle whenever he’s physically able to play (don’t hold your breath). Greg Stiemsma, a D-League center participating in training camp with a partially guaranteed deal, also has a legitimate shot to make the team. I don’t know much about him, but he’s a 6-foot-11, 260-pound banger with limited offensive acumen and a D-League Defensive Player of the Year Award in his back pocket.
The following sentence written about Stiemsma is pretty promising: “Who wants to drive the lane to meet a behemoth like him when they could instead hang out on the perimeter?”
But this description is not: “Nothing but a shot blocker. Not even a good rebounder, really.”