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Chuck - Red's Army July 2, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

Sheed watch

Despite my attempts to shrug off his reporting, Comcast SportsNet's Gary Tanguay continues to lead the way on the Rasheed Wallace story.

Sources have told me that Wallace will be in Boston tomorrow (Thursday) to meet with the Celtics.

The Celtics and 'Sheed must be really close to a dollar figure or else there would be no reason for a visit. He'll likely get a tour of the practice facility and drive through some of the suburbs where Paul Pierce, KG and Ray chill in their mansions.

One warning to Wallace, be prepared to pay a crap load of taxes. I know you have a ton of money, but Taxachusetts will find a way to grab its share.

That alleged midnight visit paid by Ainge and Leo Papile to Wallace's home apparently didn't happen. Ainge tells Marc Spears he was on the phone in his office making calls to 10 free agents Wednesday at midnight:

“I made some calls,’’ said Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball
operations. “Rasheed is a guy we have interest in. We made calls with
quite a few free agents’ representatives late last night from my office
to let them know we have interest. We contacted 10 free agents and
tried to get some feedback in what they are looking for and their
interest long term. But that’s about it. Mostly for something down the
road.’’

Spears also reports the Pistons signing of Charlie Villanueva could nudge Antonio McDyess out the door:

According to Andy Miller, agent for Tyronne Lue – a reserve guard for
Orlando who is close to Garnett – and forward Antonio McDyess, Ainge
has expressed interest in both players. McDyess was expected to return
to the Pistons, but began checking other options because Detroit signed
Charlie Villanueva, who agreed in principle to a contract yesterday,
according to the Associated Press.
There's only room for McDyess if Wallace takes a pass. It may only be day two of free agency, but I like Ainge's aggressiveness.

Other links: Yahoo! – Big 3 May Stick Around | Herald – BBD Monitors Offers | C's Court Wallace | Toronto Wants David Lee | Nuggets Interested in Grant Hill | Artest Won't Return to Houston | Ariza Likely to Leave Lakers | Shawn Marion to Cleveland? | Turkoglu Visiting Portland

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  • iw

    i don’t want sheed on my team!! why not throw the whole MLE and full court recruit press on artest?? let the young guys develop? You’ll get tenacious d, someone to spell pierce and rayray, and more playing time for baby, walker

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Love the photo shop he most likely wear 30????

  • bigmck

    The Celtics need length. Granted Wallace plays a lot on the perimeter on offense, but he can still help rebound and defend in the post.

  • Danno

    You don’t want sheed, but you want arrest?
    That makes no sense.
    We still need backup bigs.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    I’ve come around on Wallace coming to the C’s but they still should sign a big man that can bang with the big boys & take up some fouls, I think Robert swift would fit the bill. I think Tyron Lue is a real possibility because of Garnett & Doc love him.