ESPN reports the Celtics have shipped Sam Cassell to Sacramento:
The Celtics will send Sam Cassell and cash to the Kings for a future second-round pick. Barring any changes overnight, the deal is expected to be finalized Tuesday afternoon with the league office.
The deal helps the Celtics by removing Cassell's salary from the team's luxury-tax computations. The Kings give up virtually nothing to do it as the pick is heavily protected. Furthermore, another league source says the deal could pave the way for the Celtics to add another player to their roster prior to the playoffs. The Celtics had a maximum of 15 players on their current roster.
Cassell hasn't played a game for the Celtics this season, but he's been an important veteran voice in the locker room. While it's unclear what the Kings will do with Cassell, most likely they'll waive him.
Trader Danny is at it again. The question is: Who is he clearing space for? Stephon Marbury? Joe Smith? Player X?
Cassell's best game in green came about a year ago, when he dropped 17 points on the Spurs in San Antonio. He also scored 13 points in the Game 1 win over the Cavs in the playoffs. And there were those initial games where he drove us crazy by forcing shots outside of the flow of the offense. But he did provide plenty of laughs with this photo. Odds are Sam will be back on the bench as a coach very soon.
Meanwhile, John says he's losing his mind over the Celtics. News flash – there are a million reasons why you are crazy, don't blame the Celtics.
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