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Jerryd Bayless
Jerryd Bayless
Position: G
Born: 08/20/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $3,000,000
The play worked just as it had been drawn up, which head coach Jason Kidd credits to Dudley as much as he does to Bayless. “Everybody talks about the shot, but it is the guy who throws the ball in that has to have the nerve to throw that pass,” Kidd said. “Duds made a heck of a pass. Bayless did the important thing by putting it in, but I think he sold the cut very well on Rose.”
Improbably tied at 90 after the Bucks coughed up a six-point lead in the final 1:42, Rose had a chance to seize the series. He dribbled to the right, swerved and cut back to the middle, only to lose the ball yet again, the last of the Bulls’ nightmare giveaways. “I felt like if I would’ve got a shot off that it was going to go in,” he said dejectedly from the locker room. That set the stage for Bayless, who compounded the turnover into an even more costly mistake. “I put that all on me,” Rose said. “I wasn’t paying attention. I don’t feel bad for myself, I feel bad for my teammates. Knowing that we could’ve forced overtime. I messed things up, but I swear I’m good for it.”
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The Bucks and the Bulls played a chippy, close Game 4 Saturday. The score was tied, 50-50, at the half — plus, the the Bucks were up 87-79 with under five minutes left, and the Bulls cut their lead cut down to a 90-90 tie. However, Milwaukee pulled it out at the last possible moment: Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless caught Derrick Rose off-guard in the paint and hit a buzzer-beating layup.
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Humphries, Celtics teammate Jerryd Bayless and the six others spent three days in classrooms and in roundtable, on-camera chats, just like the real thing on ESPN. As a sign of how intriguing this could become, ESPN’s Gerry Matalon, the conglomerate’s on-air talent chief, attended as an observer. Humphries, in a navy blue jacket and skinny gray tie, sat in front of a screen displaying the logos of the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat and attempted to be animated and precise. He gestured with both hands and stared down the camera.
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Jerryd Bayless: “It’s been great not only playing getting to play with Rondo, but getting to know him. He is a very smart person, and a lot of the stuff that’s out there about him being tough to deal with is the farthest thing from the truth. He’s great with teammates and with our coach, Brad Stevens. I’ve had a great time being able to get to know Rondo in the last couple months, and hopefully, we can grow as teammates for a long time.”
Jerryd Bayless: “I wasn’t here when Pierce, Garnett and Allen were, but it seems like transitioning to being the team leader has come pretty naturally for Rondo. I think he has been preparing for it for a long time, and it shows. He’s a great leader. He’s able to lead vocally and through his actions. When there’s something that needs to be said, he’ll say it, and he leads by example every day. He’s one of the first to the gym and one of the last to leave. He definitely surpassed anything I would have thought.”
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Never mind. The Celtics won. Jeff Green put the team on his shoulders and scored a season-high 39 points, while the Wizards wilted with a display of selfish basketball. Boston blew a 19-point first-half lead, but Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime Wednesday night for the 113-111 victory that snapped a 10-game road losing streak. ‘‘Lot of reasons to give up,’’ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ‘‘And they didn’t do that.’’ Green shot early and often, finishing with career-highs in 3-pointers attempted (16) and made (8). Rookie Phil Pressey added a career-high 20 points. The Celtics played without Rajon Rando, Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless and at one point had Chris Johnson and Vander Blue, both on 10-day contracts, on the floor together in the second quarter. ‘‘I just put myself in the position where I had to be the man to carry the team and shoot the ball,’’ Green said. ‘‘So that’s what I did.’’
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A footnote relating to the Boston Celtics-Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder trade that was completed earlier this week: the Grizzlies didn’t just get shooting guard Courtney Lee and a 2016 second-round pick (via the Celtics), they were also given $1.1 million from the Thunder that must be paid within 30 business days. Considering Memphis dealt the expiring deal of Jerryd Bayless ($3.1 million) for Lee’s contract that has approximately $11 million combined from this season and next, the extra cash should come in handy.
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Bayless now joins Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley as combo guards whose playmaking time will decrease once Rajon Rondo returns to the lineup. He only hopes he does enough to stay, though he will be a free agent next summer. In that respect he’s not surprised with the move. “It’s my contract year and situations like this happen,” said Bayless. “It’s not disappointing, but it’s part of this business. You have to get acclimated with how this team does things, and I will. I’ve been traded a couple of times before, so it’s nothing new to me. It’s difficult, but once the initial shock wears off, you move on with it.