Chuck was holding his newborn son in his arms when news broke that Marquis Daniels was coming to Boston. Today, as Daniels prepares to sign, Chuck will help his son move into his dorm as he starts his first year at Emerson College.
Get what I'm saying?
This has taken a while.
And by the end of the day, the Celtics will have filled all but one of their roster spots to the tune of an $84.2 million payroll. So what should the C's do with their open spot?
1. Find a back up for Rondo
That's been the on-going story this offseason. We're still without one. And depending on who you listen to, the C's are either all set with Daniels or screwed if they don't sign someone now. Like now – now.
2. Leave it open
If Daniels is really going to handle some of the back up PG duties, why not wait to see how it works out? What's it going to hurt? What's the worst that can happen… the C's lose a couple of meaningless October games? Big deal. It's not like people are rushing to sign Tyronn Lue anyway. Someone is going to be available.
It's interesting to note the lack of anyone jumping at an expiring contract in a sign-and-trade. As was noted on Indy Cornrows:
that the Pacers and Celtics couldn't entice a third team into the
negotiations. Unfortunately, cash and picks are more valuable right now
than living, breathing NBA players. Sad but true.
So to say the Celtics haven't been affected by the economy because they are big spenders this offseason is wrong. They're just being affected differently. They're stuck with contracts that used to be trade-able… and they're stuck with very little roster flexibility. Now Danny's going to have to get REAL creative with how he handles that last open spot.