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s 2015 and 2016 second-round selections. Regardless, Ainge traded one player who was out for the season ( Leandro Barbosa ) and another who was out of the league within two months ( Jason Collins ) for Crawford at the trade deadline last
depth. The Celtics finished last season 41-40 with an aging roster that was without Rondo, Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa . During Monday’s presser, another thought came to my mind. A friend recently sent me an email of the headshots
Celtics. Jordan Crawford was Ainge’s biggest (and only) deal at the trade deadline, and it was for a player ( Leandro Barbosa -ACL) already out for the season. Could they/should they have signed free agent big man Kenyon Martin to
without four of their best eight players to start the season -- Rajon Rondo (knee), Jared Sullinger (back), Leandro Barbosa (knee) and KG (groin, flu) -- and the result was a two-point loss, the C’s have to feel good about a potential playoff matchup
were expected to go into the tank with the loss of Rondo, Jared Sullinger (back surgery) and “Mr. Energy” Leandro Barbosa (torn ACL/later traded). They’ve done just the opposite. The Celtics have gone from a team wandering with little direction
do they go from here? How far can grit and balls take them? Other than the fact Rajon Rondo , Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa are watching the rest of the season from their couches, the C’s aren’t in such a bad position. If the current
that spike in energy to sustain for 40 games and a postseason, particularly after injuries to Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa . Those factors call into question Ainge's decision to keep the core of his team together, particularly after the
addressed his absence with the combination of Robinson, Kirk Hinrich and Marquis Teague . The loss of Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa never was adequately addressed by the Celtics, nor was the team ever able to replace the production of Ray Allen. Jason Terry
it didn’t work out was the area of immediate need didn’t match. The Celtics had just lost Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa to season-ending injuries. The Celtics were looking to build depth in the back-court. “I don’t know
Rajon Rondo , Jared Sullinger and Leandro Barbosa . They’ll sign players off the scrap ..... newly acquired Crawford replaces Barbosa ’s scoring punch. Hopefully ..... he becomes the wild card — a Barbosa in a lot of ways,” Rivers
team has been playing. We need some help, though. We need some more guys. ... The icing on the cake was losing [ Leandro ] Barbosa . [He] was really playing well, lot of energy, defensive intensity, some length, some offense.” After this season
deadline deal Ainge did make — trading the injured Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins for Jordan Crawford — the C’s president said, “We are looking to replace Barbosa 's scoring punch off the bench.” To listen to the
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
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.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
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
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
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.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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