Maxwell on Celtics: 'It's a work in progress'


Maxwell on Celtics: 'It's a work in progress'

Cedric Maxwell joins Gary Tanguay and Mike Felger after the Celtics squeak out an overtime win over the Wizards Wednesday night.

And leave it to Felger to rip apart the Celtics every chance he can, while leaving Tanguay and Maxwell defending him.

Slow start? Yup. Felger is all over it, but Maxwell makes sure to let him know it's still early. They're still working out the kinks here.

Jeff Green issues? Oh yeah. And Tanguay is on board for this one. Green hasn't stepped up and earned his pay over the first four games of the season, and it's starting to become more and more apparent.

But Felger isn't done. KG is next. He calls him out for the technical foul, and then calls him out for allowing opposing players to easily score. Maxwell lets him go one for two on those call outs, admitting the foul wasn't smart.

Mayock: If I'm Cleveland, I'd be 'stoked' land Garoppolo for No. 12 pick


Mayock: If I'm Cleveland, I'd be 'stoked' land Garoppolo for No. 12 pick

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock quarterbacked a marathon conference call with reporters around the country about the upcoming draft class, and his perspective on this year's quarterback crop makes Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo look like a top option for a quarterback-needy team.

"In my opinion," Mayock said, "if I'm the Cleveland Browns and I've got No. 1 and No. 12, if I came away with either [defensive end Myles] Garrett or [defensive tackle] Jonathan Allen at No. 1, and gave up the 12th pick in the draft to get Garoppolo? I would be stoked.

"I would feel like I had a difference-maker on defense and we had a quarterback on offense. Now let's get to work. We got five in the first 65 picks. Let's get to work. From my perspective, especially looking at the quarterbacks this year, if they gave up No. 12 and could get Garoppolo, I'd be all over that."

More to come . . .


Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while feeling like Warren Beatty took the sneaky way out by handing that wrong Academy Award card to Faye Dunaway last night. Clearly he knew something was amiss and he let her step into it. Kind of a weasel move if you asked me.

-- An interesting letter from FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle about the pay wall involving The Athletic sports website in Toronto.

-- Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings dealing for Ben Bishop is about more than just an insurance policy for Jonathan Quick.

-- FOH Mike Halford has the Minnesota Wild going for it with their trade for Martin Hanzal, but also keeping him from the other teams in the West.

-- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Penguins are in great shape after winning the Cup last spring, and it’s clear they’re in good hands after Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle opted not to sell the franchise.

-- Kyle Quincey is being held out of the lineup in New Jersey because of pending trades, and the wonder is who else in New Jersey might be getting dealt.

-- Gabriel Landeskog and his Colorado Avalanche teammates know the trade deadline is coming. It would certainly be weird if they didn’t.

-- The San Jose Sharks feel fortunate for the timing of their bye week as it was clear that they needed a break.

-- For something completely different: Gronk was busy doing Gronk things at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.