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Daniels deal hits a snag

RedsArmyAdmin July 27, 2009 Uncategorized 8 Comments

The Celtics are trying to bring Marquis Daniels in by working out a sign-and-trade with Indiana.  That's not going so well.

The Pacers are reportedly dissatisfied
with what the Celtics are offering – with the primary bait said to be
guard Tony Allen and possibly Gabe Pruitt.

As a result, according to a source close to negotiations, the
Celtics and Indiana are now searching for a third team to make the
trade work.

The Pacers, beset by past citizenship issues, are reportedly
relctant to bring in Allen. The guard’s off-court issues, including
death threats in Chicago that required extra bench security during last
spring’s playoffs, cut agaiinst the grain of Pacers president Larry
Bird’s attempt to move away from the legacy of players like Ron Artest
and Jamaal Tinsley.

“They need a third team, and that’s complicated,” said the source. “No other teams have jumped at it so far.”

While I don't like the way this is going… I STILL think this is a mere technicality… and the final result will be Marquis Daniels in a Celtics uniform.  He's coming here no matter what.  I think Danny's just trying to dump some dead weight.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    If he doesn’t want gabe, then don’t exercise the option for another year. Am I missing something?

  • thetitleisours

    Maybe DA does not want to give up Scal or Walker

  • nick

    Ainge can just sign him for 1.9 if Bird won’t do a deal right? Isn’t that what we were told? I mean we really need this mother fucker now since the Magic have Barnes and Pietrus off the bench. Botom line is that we cam ust sign him, didn’t Daniels commit to joining us whether it be by trade or signing? I also love the idea of sending Big Baby to Jersey for Yi Jinlian. Wy more upside, Way more athletic, very good shooter. We could then sign Joe Smith or someone like that to take Big Baby’s spot.

  • Sammy

    What happens when all of our key guys retire? Where are we then? We need to get some younger players to learn from our key guys. I understand the winning now mentality but we also need to build for the future as well. All we’re going to be left with is Perk and Rondo?

  • thetitleisours

    Probably a ploy by Bird to get Walker

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

    dissatisfied with pruitt and ta? woo big suprise, theyre complete and utter bums that shouldnt be in the nba

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156fb7c6a5970c ComputerSnacks

    Why not call up our old pal Chris Wallace? He loves facilitating trades for other teams that makes his shittier in the process!

  • thetitleisours

    Only for the Lakers though