For much of last season, Ryan Hollins was one of the first bigs Doc Rivers had to go to off the bench with the Clippers — and the fact he played 7.9 minutes a game should tell you why Doc went looking for help. Big Baby Glen Davis took the role by the playoffs. This season Spencer Hawes and Ekpe Udoh are massive upgrades.
Which means Hollins is looking for a new gig.
He was on the Bottom Line Sports Show on SiriusXM NBA Radio this weekend and said a number of teams are interested.
Sure thing, Ryan. We’ll just say not all of those are great fits.
The Heat have the roster spots available technically (only 11 guaranteed contracts but a few guys like James Ennis that are still likely to make the cut) but they have Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen at center, not sure that’s a fit.
The Spurs… just no.
Along those lines I can’t see Tom Thibodeau playing Hollins much plus they have Joakim Noah and Nazr Mohammed at the five spot, plus are talking to Miroslav Radulijca and Gustavo Ayon,. The Lakers have roster spots but is Hollins good depth behind Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre (maybe they play Ed Davis at the five if they go small)?
The Kings… maybe but they have guys coming to camp they reportedly like better. They start DeMarcus Cousins and then can give minutes to Jason Thompson or whoever.
Basically, somebody is going to call Hollins either during camp or during the season, he’ll get a chance, but it will be because said team feels out of options.