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Stop Talking, Stephon

RedsArmyAdmin January 26, 2009 Uncategorized 13 Comments on Stop Talking, Stephon


From the NY Post:

The banished Stephon Marbury acknowledged for the first time yesterday he has a verbal commitment from the Celtics – and accused the Knicks of not accepting his latest buyout offer because they don't want him winning a championship in Boston.

Can't imagine that Danny Ainge is thrilled with Marbury's comments to the Post. The Celtics interest in him has been the worst kept secret in the NBA, but any type of "verbal agreement" with a player currently under contract with another team might upset the commish. (John's got more on the tampering penalty here)

If I were James Dolan and/or Donnie Walsh – I would let Marbury rot on the bench until he agrees to give back at least $3 million. These NBA contract buyouts are a joke.

But since I'm not…cut him loose so he can come to Boston and help secure Banner 18.

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  • dave

    I need to go back and find the post where you guys talk about how this could be a good thing. I just don’t get it.

  • I still think he can help this team….idiot or not.

  • Nickels

    It’s a “good” idea because he is a legitimate pg. House isn’t. If House isn’t hot, the second team offense gets really stagnate and has trouble moving the ball. Marbury can direct an offense.

  • AboveTheRim

    great, last time we brought up his name, the Celts lost 4 in a row and 7 of 9.

  • t

    can we not worry about chemistry that has anything to do with pruitt? im so sick of the Gabe homers….if hes getting minutes in the playoffs kiss banner 18 goodbye

  • DRJ

    I seriously doubt there was a “commitment”. Just some interest expressed. The Knicks told Marbury he could talk to other teams, so whatever rule might otherwise have been broken should be waived in this case. (But is he stupid to talk to the press about ‘commitments’? Very.)
    Do the Cs need Marbury? No. Might he help? Possibly. If he comes, I’m sure they will be able to handle him… doubt he would be a distraction.
    But the Cs talked to Marbury back in the bad days, when PP was a bit lethargic, Rondo was refusing to take the jumper, and losses were piling up. Things have changed (obviously). Over the past 5 games (since the 2nd Nets game) Rondo has been taking jumpers normally, and hitting his mid-to-long-range ones at 58%… league leading territory. Regardless of whether the % holds up, the point is that Rondo’s jumper problem appears to be over.
    And… Marbury never was a great player. His field goal % is 43%, 33% from 3-point territory. Rebounds: 2.8. Not only is Rondo MUCH better than Starbury overall, I’m not sure that Marbury is much of an improvement over Gabe. (And will his not-very-impressive stats even hold up? He generated those when he was younger. He’s 35 now.)
    So if he comes, ok, he could be another weapon, maybe. If he doesn’t come, we really don’t care. If I had my druthers, I’d pass on the guy. What we need is a big.

  • Lakerhater

    DRJ is right, activate Sam I am and you’ll get Starbury or better. Danny needs to find a Big. Soon….

  • I don’t think back up PG is our most pressing issue either. We need a back-up big more than anything


    I said it before and I’ll say it again the man is cancer. No like cancer.

  • Tim (FD)
    Some of us have certainly changed our stance.

  • Juan

    If marbury comes to the C’s i don’t think he will be a problem, because he knows this may be his only oppertunity to win an NBA title. People said Randy Moss was going to be a cancer and destroy the Pats. That didn’t happen, because people can change in the right circumstances. KG, Pierce, and Ray will not let Marbury get out of hand. Marbury is an upgrade to the bench, so i wouldn’t mind having that, even though i don’t like the guy. If we can get him for cheap and only for the rest of this year, then i’m all for this.

  • Danno

    Don’t want Cancerbury.
    Would like another big, but for the moment, Scal has been doing just fine. Poor bastard never gets any credit.

  • Tim (FD)

    I’m just here to keep you humble Chuck, that’s all.