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Globe Now Says POB Traded to Toronto

RedsArmyAdmin February 19, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

O'Bryant is apparently headed to Toronto instead:

The Celtics have dealt center Patrick O'Bryant to the Toronto Raptors for point guard Will Solomon, according to an NBA source.

Solomon, 30, is averaging 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game in 39 games during his second NBA season.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 180-pound Hartford native — who is nicknamed "The King" — has played professionally in Turkey, Israel and Greece. In a Nov. 16 game versus Miami, Solomon had perhaps his top performance, with 15 points and 11 assists.

The 7-foot O'Bryant played sparingly in his first season with Boston and third in the NBA overall. He averaged 1.5 points in 26 games for the Celtics after arriving as a free agent from Golden State in the offseason. He didn't attend the Celtics' shootaround in Salt Lake City this afternoon.
Earlier in the day, O'Bryant was thought to be heading to the Sacramento Kings in a move to create salary cap space, but Celtics president Danny Ainge instead opted for the Solomon deal with Toronto.

This is getting pretty wild. I love it.

Update:  Sheridan has the same thing:

Chris Sheridan: A source tells me the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade Patrick O'Bryant to Toronto for backup point guard Will Solomon. There were reports that O'Bryant was headed to Sacramento, but this deal fills Boston's need for another option at point guard behind Rajon Rondo, Eddie House and Gabe Pruitt, and it gives the Raptors another big body to bring off the bench.

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  • Alvaro

    From Hollinger’s ESPN Chat:
    Joe, RI: Does Joe Smith get bought out and go to Boston now?
    John Hollinger: (3:05 PM ET ) It would appear that way. OKC can save itself a few ducats with a buyout, and the Celtics and Smith would be ecstatic to join up for the league minimum.
    John Hollinger: (3:05 PM ET ) So really, Tyson Chandler’s toe did some serious damage to Cleveland’s title hopes this week.
    ——————————————————————————–
    Brenton (Boston, MA): Are the C’s getting Nocioni, and who are they giving up.
    John Hollinger: (3:06 PM ET ) Apparently not. Deal would have been Allen, Scalabrine, Giddens and O’Bryant (Big Baby might also have been in it). It was about salary neutral for 2009 so Kings didn’t feel any urgency to do it — if Nocioni plays well they might get better offers in summer or next year to unload that contract.

  • josh

    what sort of time frame do you think we would be looking at for OKC to buyout (assuming they will) Joe Smith?

  • who da guy

    ive seen him play in israel, and he’s is good pickup. It all depends on how fast he can pick up the system.

  • joe

    That was a good trade. Now post some hot NBA dancer pics will ya?!

  • double P reppin the B

    Well with the soloman pick up it looks like we have no real use for starbury on the roster so now I feel like we really need to get Joe Smith. This would make me real happy so make it happen Danny and OKC