The Celtics also want to wrap up business with free agent swingman
Marquis Daniels by the end of the week. They had hoped to arrange a
sign-and-trade deal with Indiana – in part to give Daniels a heftier
salary, and in part to move guard Tony Allen. But Pacers president
Larry Bird, who is attempting to change a pattern of bad off-court
behavior associated with Indiana, was said to be staunchly opposed to
bringing on the troubled Allen.
The Celtics have not found a third team to help facilitate a
sign-and-trade arrangement with the Pacers, meaning that Daniels will
most likely sign for the $1.9 million biannual exception. He has made a
verbal commitment to join the Celtics – either by a sign-and-trade deal
or for the biannual exception.
Looks like we're running out of spots. Baby and Daniels signing straight upwill give us 14 filled spots and we're still missing a true point guard to back up Rajon. So something still has to be in the works. I know Danny prefers to keep a spot or two open for a potential mid-season move… so we'll have to wait and see how this all plays out.