Via Chad Ford (big hat tip to Celtics Blog):
Giddens is earning $1.208 million this season. His team option for next year is $1.1 million. Danny obviously believes that Giddens doesn't have a future with the team and the money can be spent on a veteran.
The Celtics wasted a first round (30th) pick on Giddens in 2008. A quick glance at the draft board shows they would have been better served taking Mario Chalmers (34) or Chris Douglas Roberts (40).
My most memorable J.R. Giddens moment? The dunk he threw down during the Celtics open practice in Lowell a few weeks back. Pretty sad, pretty, pretty sad.