Scott Souza has the scoop.
While the Celtics did retain the right to match any contract offer
to Glen Davis through the qualifying offer, Ainge said the injury
status of Leon Powe – who had reconstructive left knee surgery after
tearing his ACL in the playoff series vs. the Bulls – was a determining
factor in the decision.
Ainge said Powe has been rehabbing with the team’s medical staff and
will continue to have access to the staff, if he chooses, despite no
longer being with the team. Ainge said he believed Powe was planning to
continue his rehab in California.
The qualifying offer for Baby was expected. The lack of one for Powe, sadly, is also not a huge surprise. I was hoping the C's would offer him one, but that was based on pure emotion. Danny can't be bound by that and… business wise… it's a decision the C's had to make. Maybe they'll bring him back when he's healthy down the road. But for now… Leon Powe is no longer a member of the Boston Celtics.
Man… it makes me sad just type that.
Meanwhile, Gary Tanguay said tonight on the air that Rasheed Wallace would be visiting Boston this week. Tanguay's been on the 'Sheed train since the beginning. Let's see how it turns out.