June 17, 2013 |
THE PROPOSED move of Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics' bench to the Los Angeles Clippers' remained in limbo over the weekend because of the teams' ongoing haggling over prized young guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Sources told ESPN that the Celtics will not consent to allow Rivers out of the final 3 years and $21 million on his contract unless they receive both Bledsoe and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in a corresponding trade for Boston's Kevin Garnett, along with at least one future first-round pick as compensation for Rivers.
June 17, 2013
Talks between the Clippers and the Celtics on a possible deal that would send Boston coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles reached a stalemate when both sides refused to budge on their offers, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday, citing several NBA executives. If Boston isn't interested in their offer and Rivers isn't available, the Clippers will hire either Indiana associate head coach Brian Shaw or former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins this week, according to the executives, who asked to remain anonymous, the Times said.
January 27, 2012 |
PAUL PIERCE scored 24 points and added 10 assists, and E'Twaun Moore added 16 points to help the Boston Celtics erase a 27-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic for the second time this week, 91-83, last night. Pierce and Moore had 10 points each in the fourth quarter. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Orlando had an 11-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but shot 2-for-17 in the final 12 minutes. The Celtics have won three straight for just the second time this season.
June 24, 2013 |
BOSTON - Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach, a Boston Celtics official told the Associated Press last night. The deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal couldn't be final until a trade call with the NBA office. Rivers, who had 3 years and $21 million left on his contract with the Celtics, must also reach an agreement on a new deal with the Clippers.
November 21, 2014 |
When Phoenix visits the 76ers on Friday, there will be plenty of bulletin board material for the home team, thanks to Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. A former player at Kentucky, Bledsoe was asked on SiriusXM Radio which team he would take in a series between his alma mater and the Sixers. "I'm definitely taking Kentucky. . . . I think Philly will probably get maybe one game," Bledsoe said. Sixers veteran Jason Richardson, who has not played since January 2013 because of knee and foot injuries, laughed when he heard those comments.
December 14, 2011 |
THE LOS ANGELES Clippers are reportedly still in discussions with the league concerning a trade for New Orleans Hornets star Chris Paul. Sources told ESPN.com that the sides talked late into last night, but had yet to find a workable deal. The NBA, which owns the Hornets, reportedly wants the Clippers' top five available trade assets in return for Paul, who would invoke the 2012-13 option in his contract as part of any trade between the teams to ensure the Clippers would have him for at least two seasons.
May 4, 2012
NEW YORK - LeBron James scored 32 points, including eight straight to start the fourth quarter, to lead the Miami Heat to an 87-70 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night - and gain a 3-0 lead in their series. New York, meanwhile, set an NBA postseason record with its 13th straight playoff loss. The Heat held the shorthanded Knicks to eight field goals in the second half and will go for the sweep Sunday. Dwyane Wade added 20 points for the Heat and Mario Chalmers had 19, hitting consecutive three-pointers in the fourth quarter, when the Heat finally brought some beauty to what had been an ugly game.
February 5, 2013 |
THE CELTICS keep rolling without Rajon Rondo. Not even a late comeback by one of the NBA's best teams could keep host Boston from beating the Los Angeles Clippers 106-104, on Sunday and improve to 4-0 since a knee injury ended their star point guard's season. "A lot of people say that we don't have a chance to go to the playoffs, we can't do this, we can't do that," starting guard Avery Bradley said. "We know we have each other and we're going to go out there and fight for each other, no matter what, every single night.
July 3, 2013 |
LAKERS GENERAL manager Mitch Kupchak, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and other representatives of the team met yesterday for about 2 hours with free-agent center Dwight Howard to make their pitch for keeping him in Los Angeles. "At the meeting, we told him how important he is to the Lakers team, franchise, fans and community, and why we feel this is the best place for him to continue his career," Kupchak said in a statement released by the team. "We are hopeful that Dwight decides to remain a Laker.
April 21, 2011
HAD A call the other day from a reader asking about Chuck Bednarik. The guy, who didn't identify himself, just wanted to pass along a note to Bednarik, who had a recent hospital stay after experiencing shortness of breath and feeling faint. Bednarik has much of his strength back, says son-in-law Ken Safarowic, and appreciates all the well-wishes he's received. If you'd like to pass along a note to Bednarik, send it to us here at the Daily News and we'll make sure he gets it. Our address: Daily News Sports Dept., c/o Chuck Bednarik, 400 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130.