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Need for Sheed?

Chuck - Red's Army July 1, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

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Via Marc Stein of ESPN.com:

Boston has emerged as the hot new entrant in the race for 'Sheed, with my colleague Ric Bucher from ESPN The Magazine crediting Kevin Garnett for not only convincing Celtics personnel chief Danny Ainge to enter the bidding but leading the Celtics' lobbying efforts.

Orlando, San Antonio and Dallas all have strong 'Sheed interest as well…

From Ric Bucher's Twitter page:

KG pleas have worked – Bos is on Sheed's list w/Dal, Orl, SA. Don't count out Lakers, either.
From Ken Berger of CBS Sports:

He also is said to be wary of the strong egos in the Boston locker room, not to mention the fact that the Rajon Rondo situation needs to be resolved.

I just can't picture Wallace in a Celtics uniform. Does he fit a need? Absolutely.

Other contenders will offer more money than the Celtics and for a guy who already has tasted a championship, I think Wallace will follow the cash.

Marc Spears and Frank Dell'Apa throw out some other names:

Possible free agents on their list include: forwards Grant Hill
(Phoenix), Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace (Detroit), Jamario Moon
(Miami), Lamar Odom (Lakers), Zaza Pachulia (Atlanta), Anthony Parker
(Toronto); center Chris Wilcox (New York); and guard Marquis Daniels
(Indiana).

The Herald's Mark Murphy has insight on Big Baby's situation:

According to a league source, Davis, as a restricted free agent,
will carry a mid-level exception (approximately $5.8 million) price tag
into the marketplace. He also qualifies as a so-called “Early Bird”
exception free agent (two years with the same team), meaning the
Celtics can sign him for up to 175 percent of last season’s salary.

That amount would approximate the mid-level exception. Because of
Davis’ Early Bird status, the Celtics could pay that amount without
using their mid-level exception.

The question is whether the Celtics are willing to pay that much.

Detroit and Memphis – two teams with cap space – both are expected
to court Davis over the next month. The Pistons, depending on who they
bring back, are a playoff team. Memphis, attracted to Davis’ promise as
a young power forward, isn’t even close.

And that, in turn, is the question facing Davis.

Detroit needs to hire a coach before they court any free agents. And Memphis…is Memphis. My gut (I'm pulling a Gary Tanguay) says the Celtics will get BBD signed.

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  • zauer

    Sheed fits perfectly. With KG Perk and Sheed we would have the best defensive frontcourt in the league. And with Sheed and KG on the flor as 5 and 4, KG would have space to play 1 on 1. Imagine situation we play Orlando. Sheed beside Perk is the best 1 on 1 stopper for Howard, and on offence he spreads the floor, so KG does what he wants with Lewis. Very good fit.

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

    Get sheeeeeeed..
    Speaking to Jeff Goodman of WEEI.com and FoxSports.com, Paul Pierce said that he was told by Celtics general manager Danny Ainge that point guard Rajon Rondo wasn’t going to be traded. “Danny [Ainge] told me and told Kevin [Garnett],” Pierce said. “We knew he wasn’t going to be traded.”
    Interesting quote from Pierce, no? proving danny was, like I said trying to take a knock at rondos ego and down his value, he never wanted to trade him, and even had to meet with the 2 leaders of this team to let them know…why? because pierce and KG love rondo, all the rumours of otherwise were a joke

  • http://recognizethegame.com Rosef

    I have loved the Sheed idea since talk started but this new lamar odom rumor is worth looking into. More versatile and athletic then sheed and more importantly, it would be a devastating blow to la if he left. Cant go wrong with either I guess

  • Jp

    No no no no no no no no no no.(Is that enough? Just to be safe.) No no no no no!
    ‘Sheed is a selfish sulking brat who only plays when he wants to play. Man does/has he have/had great talent.
    But no no no!

  • FSantos33

    Odom is looking for $10mill or more per year I doubt we can afford him. As for Sheeeeeed! We have to start looking at plan B… I am with John, Sheed will go for the cash cow first. (He already has a ring.) If we all knew how much money Celtics owner Wyc is willing to spend on free agents then we will have a better idea on what players to look at. Right now is all up in the air. Sheed and Hill would be my first choice… (Plan B) if I had to down grade then I would go with McDyess and Barnes or A. Parker (Plan C) Shock the world and go after Ron Ron Artest shake it up. SHOW ME THE MONEY WYC!!!!