HoopsHype Ryan Hollins rumors

July 19, 2012 Updates

The Clippers signed Grant Hill to a two-year contract Wednesday night to bolster their small forward spot, and the team also reached out to free-agent centers Darko Milicic and Ryan Hollins. Hill agreed to join the team under the biannual exception, taking a two-year deal that will pay him $1.9 million in the first year and has a raise of 4.5% in the second. Hill, who will be 40 in October, is expected to back up Caron Butler. The Clippers are expected to hold a news conference next week to formally announce the signing. Los Angeles Times

The Clippers have only the veteran minimum of about $1.229 million to offer Milicic. But Cornstein said the money was less of a factor because the Timberwolves must still pay Milicic the $10.898 million remaining on the last two years of his contract before the team used the amnesty provision to cut him. "Playing time, team situation will be crucial factors," Cornstein said. "Because Darko was amnestied, he and I both agree that it's a crucial year for him." Los Angeles Times

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After getting backup big man Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks in a trade that sent Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz, the Clippers are also trying to sign reserve center Ryan Hollins. Los Angeles Times

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The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed center/forward Ryan Hollins. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. To make room on the roster for Hollins, the Celtics requested waivers on forward/center Chris Wilcox. NBA.com

March 22, 2012 Updates

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday he's in talks with the agent for recently released center Ryan Hollins and that all indications point to the 27-year-old 7-footer officially joining Boston as early as Thursday evening. During his weekly radio appearance on Boston sports radio WEEI (93.7 FM), Ainge said Hollins came highly recommended by both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who worked out with the Los Angeles-area native this summer during the lockout. ESPN.com

A. Sherrod Blakely: #CelticsTalk: In order to make room for Hollins, #Celtics expected to waive Chris Wilcox. Twitter

March 21, 2012 Updates

The Celtics appear to be first in line to acquire Ryan Hollins should be clear waivers, as is expected. A league source told the Herald that Hollins is interested in the C’s and, barring an offer he can’t refuse from another club, he will make the move. Boston Herald

March 20, 2012 Updates

Ryan Hollins has gone from the starting lineup to the waiver wire in a week. The Cavaliers released the 7-foot center today. It's believed both Hollins and the club thought the move in their best interests. The Cavs likely will fill the roster spot by signing a big man to a 10-day or free-agent deal in the coming days. The Cavaliers have been trying to find stability at the center position since Anderson Varejao broke his right wrist on Feb. 10. Coach Byron Scott had given Semih Erden and Hollins the opportunity to start in Varejao's absence before turning over the spot to rookie Tristan Thompson the past two games. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 19, 2012 Updates
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Hollins, a backup center on the Cleveland Cavaliers, is taking a shot at broadcasting, offering analysis on Bruins telecasts for FOX Sports West before and after games and during halftime. "The saying goes, you take lemons and make lemonade, right?" Hollins said. That's exactly what he's doing. The lockout has begun costing players their bi-monthly paychecks, so Hollins, a five-year veteran, wants to begin preparing for life after the NBA while he has a chance. FoxSportsWest.com

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