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Powe, Danny, talk about the split

I think we're just about done with the Leon Powe stories around here.  At least, until the Cavs and C's meet on February 25 (which I assume will be the first time he could play against us).

But both sides spoke today, and the Herald has a ton of quotes.

“I talked to [Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca] for 45 minutes,” said Powe. “But he said they
weren’t going to do nothing. It was quite a shock to me, but he said
they didn’t have the extra money to sign me, and (Pagliuca) said that
he would have to pay out of his own pocket for them to wait on me.

“I understood what he was saying, because it was the same thing I
heard from Danny. I told Danny that I would take the one-year deal. But
that was it. After (talking to Pagliuca), I didn’t call them no more.”

Danny Ainge says Leon turned down the same deal he just took with Cleveland:  2 years at the minimum with the second being a team option.  Leon wanted a 1-year deal, which the team refused.

“Unfortunately, the way things turned out, Leon took it to mean that
we didn’t want him back, and that wasn’t necessarily the case,” said
Ainge. “Though we didn’t extend him the qualifying offer, we did talk
to him about coming back. I told Leon from the beginning that what
happened is what I thought would happen – that he’d get a two-year
contract with a team option.

“But I want everyone to know that I love Leon and wish him the
best,” said Ainge. “I hope he does well. We’re all better for having
known Leon.”

In the end, Leon continues to endear himself to us fans.

“Yeah, that’s going to be unusual, because I love Boston and all of its
fans,” he said. “There’s no hard feelings. I understand that you need
someone who can play the whole season.”

I don't know what to think anymore.  I'm just hoping to move on at this point.

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  • Wiggs Dannyboy

    This Leon thing just makes me sad….need this season to start pronto…take my mind off this Leon thing.

  • chuck steelers look good tonight…. on powe “It took the two sides awhile to come to the agreement, considering how uncommon the case is. Powe’s rights initially belonged to the Celtics, but they passed on the chance the Cavs are now taking, which is to sign him before he’s recovered.” F DAnny I hope powe sorces 40 on the Celtic’s but win of course dam i am drunlk and more argny now than i hate Stuff

  • From the sounds of this Pagliuca screwed things up with Powe.
    What’s he doing talking with players anyway, isn’t that Danny’s job?

  • jared

    Too bad for the celtics.. well like goodwin told us good things happen to good people…

  • Shit happens. Good luck to Powe, I’m a fan for life.

  • Nora

    Powe is a good player but I don’t think he is as good as msome make him out to be. If he really did sign for the same amount Celtics offered and when to the Cavs instead that does not endear me to him, if true.

  • Tony S

    Did the Celtics make a mistake by not signing Leon Powe for the 09/10 NBA season?

  • I will miss Powe, he was a true Celtic.