Chad Ochocinco looking for a place to crash

510282.jpg

Chad Ochocinco looking for a place to crash

(NECN: Eileen Curran, Foxboro, MA) - Thenewest addition to the New England Patriots family is looking for a place tolive for the start of the season. All Ochocinco asks that you have is theInternet and an X-box.
Will it be a Comm. Ave condo? Or a slice of suburban life? He is receiving many offers, from sweet, innocent kids to women offering things we can't discuss here.
Chad Ochocinco says he is going to stay with a fan for a little while.I'm actually going to stay with a fan probably first twothree weeks of season until I get myself acclimated and learn my way around andactually just find a place, says Ochocinco.He put the word out in the media and social media, with hisTwitter posting on August 3: Im picking a season ticket holder and stayingwith them until I find a place, said his tweet.Now it seems any fan is an option and stay with me hasbecome the mantra of Ochocinco fans. Its even the slogan on a t-shirt that No.85 is selling.
Fans will go to any length it seems to get him to pick them.
My friends have offered to clean out their garages, give uptheir basements, sell their families, says one fan.
Ochocinco does have a couple of requirements though.
They have to have internet have to have an xbox, he toldthe media.He said he wanted an x-box so I'd probably go borrow onefrom my friend. I don't know if I'd buy one, but borrow one for sure, says another fan.
Ochocinco stands to make a lot of money from the t-shirtsales, but will probably profit more from the self promotion.He's really cool. He's really down to earth. He drives a Priuswithout a gps and just wants to talk to people and get to know the area on hisown without people helping him, says the fan who has friends offering to sell their families.
Stay with me Ocho, says Maceta David.
Stay with me Ocho and Ill give you my room, says Jonathan David.
Jonathan and Maceta David of Pawtucket, RI would love tohave Ochocinco move in and their dad is all for it, too.Oh fine I would appreciate that it would be an honor,says Jonathan and Maceta's dad.
When asked what he would do with Ochocinco, 10-year-oldJonathan had a little trouble coming up with an answer.Probably have him help to clean my room, says Jonathan.No word on when Ochocinco will choose the lucky fan, but the offer of cleaning someone's room may not be the winning answer.

With Thomas drawing attention, Stevens turns to Rozier in big moment

With Thomas drawing attention, Stevens turns to Rozier in big moment

BOSTON – Prior to Saturday’s game, Terry Rozier talked to CSNNE.com about the importance of staying ready always, because “you never know when your name or number is going to be called.”

Like when trailing by three points in the fourth quarter with less than 10 seconds to play?

Yes, Rozier was on the floor in that scenario and the second-year guard delivered when his team needed it.

MORE:

But Rozier’s fourth quarter heroics which forced overtime against Portland, did not provide that much-needed jolt that Boston needed as the Blazers managed to fend off the Celtics in overtime, 127-123.

For Rozier’s part, he had 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting.

The 15 points scored for Rozier was the most for him since he tallied 16 in a 30-point Celtics win at Orlando on Dec. 7.

But more than the points, the decision by head coach Brad Stevens to draw up a play for him in that moment, a time when most of what Boston does revolves around the shooting of Isaiah Thomas who has been among the top-3 scorers in the fourth quarter most of this season, was surprising to many.

And at that point in the game, Thomas already had 13 fourth-quarter points.

Stevens confirmed after the game that the last shot in the fourth was indeed for Rozier, but Thomas’ presence on the floor was important to its execution.

“He (Thomas) also draws a lot of attention,” Stevens said. “So I think you just weigh kind of … what kind of shot you’re going to get, depending on who it is.”

Rozier had initially screened for Thomas, and Thomas came back and screened for him.

“I was open as soon as I caught … and I let it fly,” Rozier said. “Coach drew up a play for me and it felt good to see the ball go in.”

Being on the floor at that time, win or lose, was a victory of sorts for Rozier.

He has seen first-hand how quickly the tide can change in the NBA for a young player.

After a strong summer league showing and a solid training camp, Rozier had earned himself a firm spot in the team’s regular rotation.

But a series of not-so-great games coupled with Gerald Green’s breakout night on Christmas Day, led to his playing time since then becoming more sporadic.

Rozier, in an interview with CSNNE.com, acknowledged it hasn’t been easy going from playing regular minutes to not being sure how much court time, if any, he would receive.

But he says the veterans on the team have been good about keeping his spirits up, and one in particular – Avery Bradley – has been especially helpful.

Like Rozier, Bradley’s first couple of years saw his playing time go from non-existent to inconsistent. But Bradley stayed the course and listened to the team’s veterans who continued to tell him that his hard work would pay off sooner or later.

Those same words of wisdom Bradley received in his early days, he passes on to Rozier.

“It’s big,” Rozier told CSNNE.com. “He (Bradley) tells me things like that. I felt I was ready for this (inconsistent minutes) after all that he told me. It’s big to have a guy like him that has been through it all with a championship team, been around this organization for a while; have him talk to you is big. It’s always good. That’s why I stay positive, and be ready.”

Which is part of the reason why Stevens didn’t hesitate to call up a play for the second-year guard despite him being a 33.3 percent shooter from 3-point range this season – that ranks eighth on this team, mind you.

“He’s a really good shooter,” Stevens said of Rozier. “I think with more opportunity that will show itself true, but he made some big ones in the fourth quarter. We went to him a few different times out of time-outs, and felt good about him making that one.”

And to know that Stevens will turn to him not just to spell Thomas or one of the team’s other guards, but to actually make a game-altering play in the final seconds … that’s major.

“It helps tremendously,” said Rozier who added that his confidence is through “the roof. It makes me want to do everything. You know defense, all of that. It’s great, especially to have a guy like Brad trust you."