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The Courtship of Rasheed Wallace

Gary Tanguay has all the details about the Celtics trip to Michigan and their meeting with Rasheed Wallace: I spoke with Bill Stickland, the agent for Rasheed Wallace moments ago . He told me… Danny Ainge wanted to show up on Rasheed’s doorstep Wed. Night at midnight…which is when the free agent signing period began.... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 10

Counting Roster Spots

This is a guest column submitted by Gant As you know every team can have up to 15 roster positions. Right now the Celtics have 10 players under contract for the coming season: Garnett, Pierce, Allen, Rondo and Perkins; then House, Walker, Giddens, Scalabrine and Tony Allen. That leaves 5 more potential spots. (Please do... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2

Shocker: Marbury Wants More Money

Via the Globe: Celtics free agent guard Stephon Marbury said to The Globe early Friday morning that he doesn't expect to be returning to Boston after receiving a disappointing one-year contract paying $1.3 million using the veteran's minimum. "Thank you Boston for allowing the world to see me play again after all that went on... [More]

July 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 11

Rockets get Ariza

According to Marc J. Spears The Boston Globe reports that a source close to the situation says Lakers forward Trevor Ariza has agreed in principle to sign with Houston in a five-year deal worth $33 million... [More]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 25

Report: 4 Teams Interested in Big Baby

Via Gary Tanguay: I was told by a source close to the situation that Celtic restricted free agent Glen Davis is wanted by at least four other teams. Those teams are the Pistons, Memphis, New York and San Antonio. I was also told that Joe Dumars wants him bad. It is no wonder considering Baby... [More]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Reports: Gortat commits to Mavs

ESPN has the scoop: Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks are bringing Gortat to town to tour the area and the team's facilities after extending him an offer believed to be worth Dallas' full mid-level exception — which could translate to a five-year deal starting at roughly $5.6 million — in hopes of dissuading the... [More]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

What the C’s really have to offer free agents

So the C's have reportedly offered Rasheed Wallace the full Mid-Level Exception over 2 years.  So I got to wondering why the C's would blow their full MLE on a guy and leave themselves in a financial lurch. BUT… The C's have more than that to offer free agents. They have the Low-Level Exception, about... [More]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

The Lakers Just Got Crazier

It looks like Ron Artest is signing with the Lakers: "I'm definitely going to L.A. — to sign, yeah," Artest said in a phone interview. "Lakers, Lakers, Lakers. I'm in L.A. right now." "I don't really care about the money," Artest said. "I'll play there for nothing. … L.A. was very interested in me, and they got me."... [More]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 34

Sheed, C’s finally meet

The C's have finally met face-to-face with Rasheed Wallace… but they're not the only contenders on the list: Garnett, long a Wallace admirer, has reportedly jumped into the process as a passionate recruiter – clearly stirred by what the seven-foot deep shooter, who is also a capable defender, would bring to the Celtics mix. The... [More]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Source: Celtics to Offer Sheed 2 yrs, $11.6 Million

Via Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: According to the source, the Celtics are willing to offer Wallace the full $5.8 million mid-level exception, but were only planning on offering the 35-year-old a two-year contract. Murphy also reports the meeting between the Celtics and Wallace is one of several meetings the big man's camp is... [More]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9