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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

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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

"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

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