Wendell Maxey of HoopsWorld says Boston and Cleveland are the two teams gunning for the services of Bruce Bowen. I'm all for addding Bowen to the roster, but not at the expense of Marquis Daniels.
According to published
reports, a return to the Spurs appears "unlikely", while the Celtics
are said to be holding off on signing free agent Marquis Daniels of the
Indiana Pacers until management can decide if adding Bowen to their
roster is more feasible.
On the same day Milwaukee
waived Bowen, Boston declined to pick up the option on reserve point
guard Gabe Pruitt, creating an open roster spot if they now choose to
add a defensive presence that has been lacking since swingman James Posey exited town after the Celtics seized an NBA title in 2008.
Currently, Boston has a
bi-annual exception estimated at $1.9 to apply to either Bowen or
Daniels. But what is the deeper immediate need? Some believe that money
should go towards a back-up point guard to Rajon Rondo, particularly
now since the front office is hesitant to re-sign Stephon Marbury.
Others say the addition of Bowen would only help solidify Boston's team chemistry.
Sorry Wendell, but I just don't think it's an either/or situation with Bowen and Daniels. The Celtics also have the $1.3 million salary slot (which we thought was going to Stephon Marbury) to offer and it seems more fitting for Bowen. And that last sentence about solidifying team chemistry doesn't make much sense to me since there is no issue with team chemistry.
Around the league, the NY Post reports the Knicks are finally ready to make Ramon Sessions an offer.