Tag:Sasha Pavlovic
Posted on: March 2, 2011 11:06 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2011 11:06 pm

Reports: Boston Celtics to sign Sasha Pavlovic

The Boston Celtics will reportedly sign free agent wing Sasha Pavlovic. Posted by Ben Golliver. sasha-pavlovic

After missing out on Corey Brewer, who agreed to sign a multi-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics reportedly turned their attention to free agent wing Sasha Pavlovic.

Pavlovic, who played for the Mavericks earlier this season and was reportedly drawing interest from Dallas as recently as Tuesday, has reportedly "come to terms" with the Celtics, according to CSNNE.com. The site reports that Pavlovic could officially become a Celtic as soon as Thursday. 

WEEI.com also reported that "the Celtics are hoping to wrap up a deal with free agent swingman Sasha Pavlovic quickly, according to a source."

The Celtics had opened up two roster spots with their trade deadline moves, but have since filled those spots by signing Troy Murphy and now Pavlovic.

The Celtics next play on Friday night, when they host the Golden State Warriors

Pavlovic was signed to a 10-day contract by the New Orleans Hornets when Trevor Ariza went down with an ankle injury back in early February.

On the season, Pavlovic is averaging 3.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and .9 assists per game.
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:16 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 5:40 pm

Hornets to sign Pavlovic to fill in for Ariza

The New Orleans Hornets will reportedly sign Sasha Pavlovic to a 10-day contract after Trevor Ariza went down with an ankle injury.

Posted by Ben trevor-ariza Golliver.

New Orleans Hornets forward Trevor Ariza suffered a sprained right ankle during Wednesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Times-Picayune reported Wednesday the injury is fairly serious.
It appears Ariza could be sidelined indefinitely. After the game, he wore a protective boot and walked with crutches. 
“It’s very disappointing,’’ said Ariza, who will be examined by team doctors today. “I never had injury with my ankle before.’’
The injury occurred when Ariza went to the basket and came down on the back of Thunder forward Jeff Green’s foot.
On Thursday, the Hornets said an MRI showed Ariza has a right medial ankle sprain, making him questionable for Saturday vs. the Lakers.

The Times-Picayune reports  Ariza could miss "possibly two weeks" and that the Hornets will sign free agent wing Sasha Pavlovic, who played for the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season but was released in January so that the team wouldn't have to guarantee his contract for the rest of the season. ESPN.com reports that the Hornets, who have an open roster spot, will sign Pavlovic to a 10-day contract.

Pavlovic averaged 4.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game in his 10 appearances for the Mavericks. He's in his eighth year in the NBA. Assuming he signs his contract on Friday, as expected, Pavlovic will be available for games against the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls.

Ariza has averaged 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season for the Hornets. New Orleans is currently 32-19 on the season, good for third place in the extremely competitive Southwest Division.

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