LOCKOUT COST FOR THE CELTICS: With a tentatively agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement Saturday morning between the NBA and those individuals representing the players, the 2011-2012 season will be reduced to 66 games beginning on Christmas Day. We take a look at how much the lockout has cost the current group of Celtics under contract in salary from regular-season games.
PLAYER SALARYGAME LOCKOUT COST (in regular season games lost)
Kevin Garnett 236,078 3.777M
Paul Pierce 170,370 2.726M
Rajon Rondo 111,616 1.786M
Ray Allen 111,111 1.778M
Jermaine O'Neal 69,180 1.107M
Avery Bradley 16,938 271,018
Tweet hunters dug up an old message from a Charlie McAvoy proclaiming his hatred for the Boston Bruins. McAvoy, of course, was drafted 14th by the Bruins in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The tweet read, "I hate the bruins so much" before it was quickly deleted.
I'm sure this will go over well for Bruins fans, even though you really can't blame McAvoy. He was just 15 at the time and a fan of the Rangers, who went down 3-0 in the playoffs against the Bruins.
As fans, we can all relate to that feeling.
The Boston Bruins selected a local kid, Boston University's Charlie McAvoy with 14th pick in 2016 NHL Draft.
*The speedy Charlie McAvoy, who was arguably BU’s best defenseman last season as the youngest player in college hockey: “The thing that impressed me the most is how he handled the physical aspect of college hockey. He was the youngest kid in college hockey and played half the season as a 17-year-old going up against 22, 23 and 24-year old kids. A lot of kids come into college hockey and have good seasons statistically, but can get physically overwhelmed at that level. That didn’t happen with Charlie at all. A lot of times he’d go in one-on-one with guys six or seven years older than him, and he’d win the battle. That says an awful lot about him as a player. You add that to his skating ability, his vision and his hockey sense, and he’s put himself in position to be a top-10 draft pick.”
The NBA will have more of a Northeastern flavor this season.
The Huskies' star guard David Walker is joining the Miami Heat for the NBA's summer league in Orlando and Las Vegas, according to Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer.
Walker averaged 17.9 points and 4.0 assists per game as a senior at Northeastern.
Quincy Ford is heading to the Utah Jazz with a partially guaranteed three-year contract after averaging 16.4 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game as a senior. That deal was first reported by The Vertical's Shams Charania.