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Muskegon’s Deyonta Davis drafted by Boston Celtics, headed to Memphis Grizzlies

Deyonta Davis, a 6-foot-10 forward from Michigan State University, was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 31st pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, NY Thursday night. Originally projected was a lottery selection, Davis fell to the first pick of the second round and was picked #31 overall by the Boston Celtics. It was […]

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Devin Ebanks scores franchise-record 43 points in GR win over Maine

Grand Rapids, MI — Devin Ebanks scored a franchise-record 43 points and the Grand Rapids Drive beat the Maine Red Claws 128-119 on Martin Luther King Day. Grand Rapids improved to 11-10, but it didn’t look that way in the first half. Maine jumped all over the Drive right out of the gate and coach Otis Smith showed […]

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Maine Red Claws coming to town Monday to face GR Drive

The Maine Red Claws, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, will be in town Monday, Jan. 18, 2015 to take on the Grand Rapids Drive on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Red Claws are led by three Celtics’ 2015 NBA Draft picks in Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter and NBA D-League December Player of the Month, […]

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Drive acquire Dixon-Tatum from Maine

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH – OCT. 30, 2015 – The Grand Rapids Drive, NBADL affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, announced Friday that the team has completed a trade with the Maine Red Claws, NBADL affiliate of the Boston Celtics, sending their own 2016 2nd-round pick and the returning player rights to Manny Atkins to the Maine Red Claws in exchange […]

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30 Years Later, Part 9: David Thirdkill

Born in St. Louis and nicknamed, “The Sheriff”, David Thirdkill was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 15th pick in the 1982 NBA Draft out of Southern Idaho and Bradley University. The 6-7 small forward played five seasons in the League, from 1982 to 1987, playing for the Suns, Pistons, Bucks, Spurs and Celtics. After […]

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30 Years Later, Part 8: Jerry Sichting

Jerry Sichting was a scrappy 6-1, 190 pound guard from Martinsville, IN who excelled in three sports in high school, including   quarterbacking his team to a 14-0 record in 1974. He played at Purdue alongside Joe Berry Carroll. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 4th round of the 1979 NBA […]

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30 Years Later, Part 7: Robert Parish

“The Chief” was the oldest of the Big Three, he played the most games and you won’t find any of his collegiate statistics in an NCAA record book. Robert Parish came out of Centenary College in 1975 and was drafted by three different basketball teams in three different leagues but chose to sign with the […]

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30 Years Later, Part 6: Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale may be the best power forward to play the game before we saw Tim Duncan take the floor. McHale, the 6-10 power forward voted the #1 player in the University of Minnesota’s 100-years of basketball, was drafted third overall by the Celtics in 1980. After playing his rookie year coming off the bench behind […]

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30 Years Later, Part 5: Greg Kite

When the Boston Celtics selected Greg Kite in the 1st Round of the 1983 NBA Draft out of Brigham Young University, the 6’11” center was coming off a 4-year career in which he averaged 6.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Lucky enough to spend time on the court with HOF inductees Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert […]

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30 Years Later, Part 4: Dennis Johnson

Straight Outta Compton to the Hall of Fame Dennis Johnson wasn’t going to the NBA. Hell, he wasn’t even going to play in college. Coach Jim White asked DJ to come play at LA Harbor College, a 2-year college which lead him to Pepperdine University where he developed into a tough defender with huge leaping ability. […]