HoopsHype Ryan Hollins rumors

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

December 17, 2010 Updates

Sam: Chris Richard always seems a possibility. As Gar Forman suggested Thursday, they’ll go with what they have now with the idea they weren’t playing Thomas, so that’s like an addition to the front line. With Boozer, Gibson, Asik and Thomas and Deng playing four on occasion, they figure for now there aren’t minutes, anyway, for someone else, and hardly anyone who would be good enough to play ahead of whom they already have. But I’ve got plenty of associate GMs on my emailing staff and some of the names suggested in trades or pickups include Craig Smith, Aaron Gray, Ryan Hollins, Derrick Brown, Joey Dorsey, Marressee Speights and Hasheem Thabeet. You’d probably have to give up J.J. in a deal, and, frankly, I’d rather keep him and get him some time before I give up on him. NBA.com

July 27, 2010 Updates

The Cavs traded Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions, center Ryan Hollins and the Timberwolves’ second-round pick in 2013. Sessions, 24, is the key from the Cavaliers’ perspective as they continue to find pieces that will fit new coach Byron Scott’s up-tempo offense. His minutes were cut considerably last season, when he averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 assists in about 20 minutes a game in his first season after signing a four-year, $16 million deal with the Timberwolves. Sessions, 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, will be reunited with point guard Mo Williams. The two played together in Milwaukee during Sessions’ rookie season in 2007-08, when Sessions became the first 20-20 player in Bucks history with 20 points and 24 assists in a game against the Chicago Bulls. Sessions’ best year was 2008-09, when he averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 assists and set a career-high with 44 points against the Detroit Pistons. Akron Beacon Journal

Sessions goes from the Timberwolves with center Ryan Hollins and a 2013 second-round pick to the Cavaliers for guards Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair. The News-Herald of suburban Cleveland had first reported trade specifics. "I talked to Ramon and he's ecstatic,'' Wells said in an interview with FanHouse. "He's really, really excited about going to what he thinks is a good situation.'' FanHouse.com

July 26, 2010 Updates

Bob Finnan: Still working on confirmation, but here's what just heard: Sebastian Telfair and Delonte West to Minny for Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins. Twitter

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