The C’s announced via press release this morning the move to their 15-man roster with the C’s released Chris Wilcox and added Ryan Hollins after he presumably passed his physical in Boston this morning. Here’s more on Hollins via the C’s release:
Hollins, a 7-foot center/forward, appeared in 24 games for the Cavaliers this season averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. Hollins recorded season-highs in points (15), rebounds (7) and minutes (31) against the Washington Wizards on March 3. In his seven starts for the Cavaliers this season he recorded an average of 5.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. He also shot 60.0% from the floor in those seven contests. The former UCLA Bruin recorded his best statistical season during the 2009-10 season when he was with Minnesota averaging a career-high 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Last season with Cleveland he shot a career-high 59.8 percent from the floor.
So what exactly does Doc Rivers expect out of Hollins, who should join the team in time for tonight’s pivotal clash with the division-leading Sixers? Here’s some early thoughts (via: Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald)
“I don’t really know honestly,” said Rivers when asked what he expects. “I’ve watched tape, but tape doesn’t do much for you. He’s an athletic big. He can run the floor. He’s a shot-blocker from the weak side. I think he does defend well in the schemes that we run, and I think he can show and get back in coverage.
“He has not rebounded, and that’s something we need him to do. So we’ll really stress rebounding with him. But he’s just another body that we needed, so we’ll take it.”
Glad to see Doc has his head in the right place on what he needs from his big. In the meantime, keep an eye out tonight to see if anyone else is bought out or waived. It’s the last day for players to be released if they want to be eligible for postseason play for their new team. So anyone who wants to have a postseason impact must be cut loose by midnight tonight.