So Shelden Williams is going to be a Celtic. And with another addition to the completely revamped Celtics bench, it's a good time to take a look at what we've got. Lucky for me, CSNNE has done the work for me. Here are the current guaranteed contracts on the team:
We also know Marquis Daniels is joining the team somehow. We've got 12 guys with guaranteed deals, and it will be 13 if Marquis Daniels simply signs. We'll have 14 if Glen Davis comes back. That leaves us one spot. We need a backup for Rajon Rondo. And as we noted this morning, that one spot might come down to a competition between a veteran and Lester Hudson. Here's how the depth chart breaks down right now:
PG: Rondo / ??
SG: R. Allen / Eddie House / Giddens
SF: Pierce / Daniels / T. Allen / Walker
PF: Garnett / Davis / Scalabrine
C: Perkins / Wallace / Williams
You can see why Danny's trying to work some kind of sign-and-trade with Daniels. Even if it's just Tony Allen for Daniels, that will be enough to get Marquis more money and open up a spot. I'd like to keep Hudson around just to see what he can do.
We've also heard multiple times that it's possible Giddens or Walker will be cut before camp ends. Since Danny likes to keep a couple of spots open just in case… that would make sense.
So the roster is shaping up. What do you think… how do you like the signings so far and the situation we're now in?
For those looking for more information on Shelden Williams, Celtics Hub has a good statistical breakdown of what he does, and doesn't do well.