Quantcast
Red's Army

Eddie (Wants More) Money

Chuck - Red's Army June 14, 2009 Uncategorized 32 Comments

Eddie_house  

Eddie House's future with the Celtics has flown under the radar as we debate contracts (for Big Baby Davis and Rajon Rondo), free agent targets (Marcin Gortat, Anthony Parker, Matt Barnes to name a few) and trade rumors (Ray Allen).

But it looks like Eddie is going to pass on the $2.86 million player-option he has with the Celtics.

“We haven’t made a final decision,” agent Mark Bartelstein said.
“He’d love to stay in Boston. He loves everything about what he has
here. The fans have been great to him, and he’s been a big part of the
team.

“But I think it’s safe to say that he’s outplayed his contract.”

Bartelstein is right. Like I stated last month, House (who recently turned 31) is going to search out a longer contract. He definitely deserves a new two-year deal ($6 million total?) and I wouldn't be surprised to see one contending team give him three years.

As for potential free-agent targets, the Herald's Mark Murphy throws out two possible names:

Equipped only with the $5.7 million mid-level exception, Ainge also
wants to sign a free agent and possibly two, with a backup small
forward along the lines of Grant Hill or an active backup big man (Zaza
Pachulia, anyone?) the preferences.

Pachulia (6 ppg, 5 rpg in 19 minutes) could be a good fit. But because he's 6-11 and just 25 years-old, I cannot imagine he'd sign for anything less than $4 million per. (He's also a member of our All-Ugly Team.)

I can only laugh at the RealGM forum trade rumor thrown about in our comments section. Rondo, Ray and TA for D-Wade, Mario Chalmers and James Jones. Miami would want much more for Wade.

The Shaq-to-Cleveland rumors are back. This rumored deal ships O'Neal east for Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic. But if the Cavs were too old and slow to deal with the Magic, how does adding Shaq change that?

Like this Article? Share it!

  • FSantos33

    I don’t blame House for wanting more money. Nine times out of ten Eddie is “Money” off the bench. I would hate to lose him to a rival contender. He might come back to haunt us in the playoffs if he walks on us. The bench has lots of holes to be filled and this adds another challenge on Ainge’s list.
    The D-Wade trade rumor from RealGM is really laughable. ZaZa on our C’s? LOL – Wasn’t this the dude you (Red or Chuck) pointed as the ugliest man in the NBA. I do like the Grant Hill, Gortat, Parker and Barnes idea. All I know is Wyc was quoted he would “Spend” this summer to improve the team. I hope Wyc is man of his words.
    I have a feeling Ainge and Ownership will have a nice and pleasant surprise players to be named later either through trade, draft or free agent signing. I just do.

  • Alex

    I think the reason why Cleveland would want Shaq is to contain Dwight Howard a lot better. The only centers that I know of that can make Howard his bitch are Shaq and Perkins. Obviously, Perkins will be kept in Boston for a long time so that leaves Cleveland with Shaq.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    “He has outplayed his contract” translation: I am going to try and fleece whatever team I can for as much as I can. That DWade crap is ridiculous. Hey, if we could get him and somehow keep Rondo, P2 and Ticket, that would be great. Not happening though. Besides, DWade is looking for alot of touches and that just may not work with Pierce as the 3. Nick, Matt Barnes was mentioned in today’s 1st post, do youn feel validated now? lol..

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    Is nick matt barnes’ agent?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    I’d be sad to see eddie go but im not sure i would give up much more money than we are paying him right now to keep him

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    And I didnt bring the wade rumor up so much as to say it was legit, im not a journalist and i dont run the blog, so i could give a shit whether its legit or not
    i brought it up more because if we are going to give up ray and or rondo, this is the only type of package i would consider if i was ainge, not a mike james, etan thomas, darius songaila, and tyreke evans smorgase board of shit or sacramento’s pick and jason thompson
    all in all i think we have the same starting five next year as we have had the last two years, when healthy its the best in the league bar none
    the big question for me is who will be coming off the bench, and at this point if its not matt barnes id heavily protect danny and put nick on suicide watch, cause he is libel to do something crazy

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Eddie house was a huge part of our success these past 2 seasons, and he really had a great year for us this season, capped by a 31 pt game in the playoffs…I think he means alot more to this team then we all realize…I want him back for sure, and i cant blame him for wanting more money, who doesnt?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    and on top of that this was one of his best years of his career and he proved last season he can help a championship team…right now is his best oppurtunity to get more money, who wouldnt he hint towards it

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    now that’s funny..you still gotta tell me where to score that pic

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    shit i saw it on one of the sites at the beginning of the season, can remember exactly where now
    ill try to remember or track it down and let you know though

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5d11970c Tim (FD)

    Either Celtics blog has been copying you or you guys are jacking from them the past couple days.

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLDTHXS2REDSARMY

    12MINUTES TO GO 2 a championship..LAKERS#1…..bIATCH ass redsarmy

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLDTHXS2REDSARMY

    12MINUTES TO GO 2 a championship..LAKERS#1…..bIATCH ass redsarmy

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    Need I say I more????

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    Need I say I more????

  • bostonBLEEDSPURPLE&GOLD24/7THX2REDSARMY

    Hey Celtdicks Did yall boys shined that L’Obrien???? Cause it’s coming to LOS ANGELES 4 our LAKERS!!!!

  • bostonBLEEDSPURPLE&GOLD24/7THX2REDSARMY

    Hey Celtdicks Did yall boys shined that L’Obrien???? Cause it’s coming to LOS ANGELES 4 our LAKERS!!!!

  • Ajay

    WE ARE DA CHAMPIONS MY FRIENDS NO TIME FOR LOSER CAUSE WE ARE DA CHAMPIONS OF DA WORLD

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    cool..probably someone's photoshop job-cool pic

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Whenever I jack stuff from them, I give them credit.
    In this case, I think House was the obvious big Celtics story of the day.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    why are laker fans coming here after winning the championship? lmao…total losers.
    anyways, the worst part of this is the finals MVP award being named after bill russell and kobe recieving it…. pretty obnoxious…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    lol, oh and I find it funny how they keep rehasing us punking kobe and the lakers last season…funny stuff

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5d11970c Tim (FD)

    Seriously…. you’ve just won a championship and you’re on the opposing team’s blog????
    You disgrace championship celebrators all over the world.

  • bostonBLEEDSPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    What can we say now??? Ahhhh, sweet, loved the fact that a former Celtic has acknowledged our KOBE & LOS ANGELES LAKERS!!!!! LOVED IT!!!! Nah, but Bullshit aside…I really want to thank this site for giving us the LUCK of the IRISH….and lead us to that GOLD POT!!!!! Thanks PUNK ASS redsarmy & bigmck….WHAT CAN YOU SAY NOW…..oh, yes, last but not least…..a few words from Our FINALS MVP…
    “Love me or hate me, it’s one or the other. Always has been. Hate my game, my swagger. Hate my fadeaway, my hunger. Hate that I’m a veteran. A champion. Hate that. Hate it with all your heart. And hate that I’m loved for the exact same reasons.” – Kobe Bryant 4XCHAMP…YOU HEAR…NOT 1 HIT WONDER….and i’m really out….gotta go celebrate now….wooooowhooooooo

  • bostonBLEEDSPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    What can we say now??? Ahhhh, sweet, loved the fact that a former Celtic has acknowledged our KOBE & LOS ANGELES LAKERS!!!!! LOVED IT!!!! Nah, but Bullshit aside…I really want to thank this site for giving us the LUCK of the IRISH….and lead us to that GOLD POT!!!!! Thanks PUNK ASS redsarmy & bigmck….WHAT CAN YOU SAY NOW…..oh, yes, last but not least…..a few words from Our FINALS MVP…
    “Love me or hate me, it’s one or the other. Always has been. Hate my game, my swagger. Hate my fadeaway, my hunger. Hate that I’m a veteran. A champion. Hate that. Hate it with all your heart. And hate that I’m loved for the exact same reasons.” – Kobe Bryant 4XCHAMP…YOU HEAR…NOT 1 HIT WONDER….and i’m really out….gotta go celebrate now….wooooowhooooooo

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    R U serious, Tim, this is The LakerNation’s blog….can’t you see that all playoffs long redsarmy & staff have been posting LAKER stuff and if you don’t believe ask “ToTheRuins” he has asked, “why are you guys posting LAKER stuff, obviously it’s not working”?….ha ha ha!

  • bostonBleedsPURPLE&GOLD24/7THXS2REDSARMY

    R U serious, Tim, this is The LakerNation’s blog….can’t you see that all playoffs long redsarmy & staff have been posting LAKER stuff and if you don’t believe ask “ToTheRuins” he has asked, “why are you guys posting LAKER stuff, obviously it’s not working”?….ha ha ha!

  • Nora

    Um, if you can beat the Celtics in the playoff then you can brag on a Celtics board, but bragging about it now? Silly. Yes, Boston didn’t get there, mostly because of injuries. Boston sure is still on the Lakers fans minds after the beating last year. Congrat Lakers fans, but you didn’t beat the Celtics. See ya next year.

  • Nora

    Lakers fans still green with envy and are proving with ever post here. LOL

  • dude

    Lakers got unprecedented luck this year. First they faced a depleted Houston Rockets team which would have beaten the Lakers with a healthy Yao AND McGrady. San Antonio was once again depleted and the Celtics were depleted. Those are three teams that would have normally faced the Lakers and beaten them.

  • thetitleisours

    Guess we will give Ed “Two Tickets to Paradise” somewhere else lol
    I like him, want him on our team, but I would not gamble for him to have a similar season for a big raise. We need to spread the wealth on a new bench

  • thetitleisours

    Nice one Nora!