HoopsHype Ryan Hollins rumors

March 22, 2012 Updates
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
November 22, 2011 Updates

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

"I love it," he said. "I want to tackle this just like any other task, any other profession. I know I've got to be better and I want to work to be better, but so far I love the thrill of commenting and seeing the potential and the things I need to work on." FoxSportsWest.com

October 26, 2011 Updates

Iverson is working with the Justice Entertainment Group on the four-team Las Vegas Superstar Challenge slated for Nov. 12-13 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Iverson, who signed a contract with the Griz for the 2009-10 season, will announce the event Wednesday in Las Vegas. Confirmed players include: Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 76ers), Hakim Warrick (Phoenix Suns), Chauncey Billups (New York Knicks), Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Monte Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Corey Maggette (Charlotte Bobcats), Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ryan Hollins (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Marcus Morris (Houston Rockets). Memphis Commercial Appeal

October 6, 2011 Updates

But apparently, the battle for bragging rights was enough to convince Gay that he would participate in the next show to determine which coast has the best players. After weeks of wrangling and tense negotiations, the Goodman League-Drew League rematch will finally take place on Sunday at Long Beach State University and Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls confirmed that Gay would join forces with Durant, Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Sam Young and Donte Greene. Gay, Durant and Wall are also expected to participate in another exhibition game hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, but Rawls said all three would complete the difficult back-to-back set. They will meet a fired-up Drew League team eager for revenge and featuring Harden, Jennings, Nick Young, Derrick Williams, DeMar Derozan, Dorell Wright, Craig Smith, Marcus Banks and Ryan Hollins. Washington Post

September 27, 2011 Updates

Paul Pierce, Kevin Love and Jason Kidd headline a group of NBA players who have committed to play two exhibition games in Mexico next month. The games will be hosted by Mexico native and Charlotte Bobcats forward Eduardo Najera. Organizers of the event said Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza, Marcus Camby, DeAndre Jordan, Corey Maggette, Jerryd Bayless and Ryan Hollins are among the other players who will participate in the games. Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has also been invited to play. Yahoo! Sports

September 12, 2011 Updates
June 29, 2011 Updates

Center Ryan Hollins will be returning to the Cavaliers this season. It’s now a matter of when he can report back to work. Hollins exercised his option for the 2011-12 season worth $2.48 million, the Cavs confirmed on Tuesday. News-Herald

June 25, 2011 Updates
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April 13, 2011 Updates

Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva has received a five-game suspension without pay from the NBA for his actions Monday in a loss against Cleveland at The Palace. Villaneuva got into a physical altercation with Cavaliers forward Ryan Hollins late in the game. After the two were separated, Villaneuva had to be restrained after he changed across the court to get at Hollins. He then twice tried to enter the Cavaliers' locker room. Detroit News

April 12, 2011 Updates

The Auburn Hills Police Department is still putting the finishing touches on a final police report involving the altercation Monday night at the Palace. But Lt. Casimir Miarka doesn't expect anything to come of the incident between Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Ryan Hollins, Miarka said in a phone interview this afternoon. "At this point, this is kind of closed for us," Miarka said. "We've had no complaints of any criminal matters." Booth Newspapers

Villanueva stormed onto the court and toward the Cleveland bench before he was restrained by several members of the Pistons staff. As he was being escorted and practically dragged to the back, Villanueva motioned for Hollins to meet him in the back as he was escorted into the Cavaliers’ tunnel. Hollins remained near the Cavaliers bench and was later escorted to the back. In the back of the arena, Villanueva was seen running toward the Cavaliers’ locker room before being stopped by police on the loading dock. The police used a giant mat to stop the sprinting Villanueva. Two other police officers dragged Villanueva back to the Pistons’ locker room as Villanueva was heard shouting, “I’m going to kill that dude.” Villanueva admitted after the game he may have overreacted. “I got upset,” Villanueva said. “It should have stayed on the court. I shouldn’t have let my emotions get the best of me. It was a heat of the moment type thing. I let my emotions get the best of me.” The Oakland Press

Villanueva was asked what Hollins said to upset him so much and declined to reveal what it was. “At the end of the day that’s something that happened on the court, it should stay on the court,” Villanueva said. “I overreacted. He said some things that got me upset.” Villanueva will certainly be suspended for Detroit’s final game Wednesday in Philadelphia, but it’s unclear what the full extent of his punishment will be by the league. “Haven’t seen it, but we review any altercation,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. The Oakland Press

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