Category Archives: Celtics
The Celtics have 47 regular-season games remaining, starting with
tonight’s visit to Atlanta, but they are thinking ahead to the
playoffs. That is why they waived Lester Hudson Wednesday afternoon,
opening a roster spot, just hours before taking a 112-106 overtime win
over the Miami Heat.
The Celtics will doubtless add a veteran player for the playoff run,
though president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said no deal is
Celtics principal owner Wyc Grousbeck said the Celtics will stand pat
with their roster and wait until Paul Pierce gets healthy. He said the
team will not make any drastic roster changes as a reaction to Pierce’s
Rajon Rondo took two shots last night and hit one for two points.
But forget about Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.
Marc J. Spears – Globe Staff
Although New York and Phoenix can offer more money, the agent for free agent Grant Hill says the Celtics are still in the mix for his client’s services.
Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff
An NBA source said that the Celtics offered Pistons free agent F/C Rasheed Wallace a contract using the mid-level exception today during a three-hour meeting in Detroit.
Marc J. Spears – Boston.com
The Celtics will have several players of their own to keep an eye on
when free agency begins Wednesday in forward Glen Davis, guard Stephon
Marbury, forward-centers Leon Powe and Mikki Moore, and possibly guard
Eddie House (if he opts out of his contract by Tuesday). But the
Celtics have also said they would use their mid-level exception for the
right free agent, and they have their eyes on adding one or two
frontcourt players as insurance, considering the uncertainty of Davis
and the injured Powe returning and Kevin Garnett coming off knee
SCOTT BELL • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Boston Celtics offered the Detroit Pistons two of their best players – but it wasn’t at a very cheap price.
The Boston Herald is reporting that it appears likely that Stephon
Marbury will join the Celtics today after clearing waivers.
Boston.com is reporting that the Knicks have worked out a
buyout for Stephon Marbury and his 21 million dollar contract. It is reported that
once he clears waivers he will sign a pro rated contract with the Celtics for the
remainder of the season.
Boston.com is reporting that Marbury has interest in joining
the Celtics and the Celtics have apparently expressed a verbal commitment to
him as well. While the Celtics front office is declining to speak on this issue
it is noted that any player joining the team would have to take the veterans
minimum to join the club … so it looks like if Marbury is going to join the
Celtics he will do for the veterans minimum salary.