Category Archives: Celtics
Doc Rivers announced Tuesday that the Celtics have agreed to a two-year
contract with second-round pick Luke Harangody. Terms of the deal were
not disclosed. The Notre Dame alum met briefly with the media following
the Shaquille O’Neal press conference.
“It’s a great feeling to have a little job security, especially
guaranteed,” Harangody said. “It helps me sleep easier at night. And to
sign the contract is also a great feeling as well.”
The 52nd pick of the 2010 draft, Harangody joins a star-filled front
court in Boston. However, the prospect of playing with Shaquille O’Neal
does not intimidate the former All-Big East player.
He wasn’t kidding.
After a summer spent answering recurring questions about the contract of
retired vet Rasheed Wallace, Celtics president Danny Ainge said the
matter would be solved sooner rather than later.
The solution: The Celtics waived the 15-year veteran, reaching a mutual
agreement on the two years and $13 million Wallace left on the table.
The NBA Finals have backed all other Celtics business up against the
wall, starting with Thursday’s NBA draft and what the team should do
with the 19th overall pick.
Then kicks in the really important business of expiring contracts and
Paul Pierce ’s player option, which must be exercised by June 30.
According to a source, the team will not passively sit on the Celtics
The word out of Cleveland is that a strained right elbow and and a bone
bruise of his olecranon were what had LeBron James shooting a free throw
with his left hand at the end of Cleveland’s 94-96 series-clinching win
over Chicago Tuesday night.
Like a lot of people who saw replays of James wincing as he held his
right arm after using it to make a free throw, Celtics center Kendrick
Perkins was puzzled.
The Celtics have identified what is believed to be a relatively small
field of potential free agents now that the deadline for player buyouts
A Celtics source confirmed yesterday the primary target is veteran
swingman Michael Finley, who was bought out of his contract by San
Antonio on Monday. Finley is expected to clear waivers tonight. The
team also is interested, to a lesser degree, in free agent guard Larry
After making an inquiry on Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the Celtics [team stats]
now are looking into whether Michael Finley might be interested in
joining the club.
According to league sources, the C’s are in the market to add to their
roster and last night were awaiting the final list from the league of
players bought out by the deadline.
The Knicks have been looking to relocate Nate Robinson since December and they may have found a taker in the Boston Celtics.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Friday he
has not discussed trades involving the Charlotte Bobcats or Washington
"There is no truth to either one of those," Ainge said. "I have had
conversations with a lot of teams but those have never been discussed.
There are a lot of things I would like to do but I don’t feel a need to
do something. I am always looking to upgrade the team, if possible."
Steve Bulpett / Celtics Notebook
WASHINGTON – For what it’s worth, Danny Ainge seemed genuinely
perplexed yesterday at further reports the Celtics are
trying to trade Ray Allen.
The general manager laughed at a couple of the rumors and was trying to
understand how some that have been knocked down from both sides
continue to get play.
Kevin Garnett still barks and bellows on the court, clasps his hands
and yet the roar now rings hollow. Down the floor and back again, the
Boston Celtics star drags his battered knee. He has dragged it from one
season into the next, and now comes a growing sector within the
organization that wonders whether Garnett should be further resting the
surgically repaired knee.