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Reports: Gortat commits to Mavs

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 [...]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

What the C’s really have to offer free agents

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 [...]

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Sheed, C’s finally meet

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 [...]

July 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

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

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 [...]

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

More Mistakes in the Rasheed Wallace Story

More Mistakes in the Rasheed Wallace Story

We're doing our best to keep you updated on the Celtics and Rasheed Wallace, but it seems like every story that breaks…is wrong. Gary Tanguay told us late last night that Rasheed would be coming to Boston today, but it turns out that is not true. Here's the latest from his blog: We do know [...]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 7

There’s Nothing Like Old Bird Stories

There’s Nothing Like Old Bird Stories

Despite the flurry of free-agent news and rumors, we're taking some time to share some great Larry Bird stories, courtesy of his high-school basketball coach (via Golf Digest): He told us Bird liked to play basketball in jeans because he was so self-conscious about his skinny legs. He said he had to warn the other [...]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Welcome to Massachusetts, Sheed

Welcome to Massachusetts, Sheed

Despite my attempts to shrug off his reporting, Comcast SportsNet's Gary Tanguay continues to lead the way on the Rasheed Wallace story. Sources have told me that Wallace will be in Boston tomorrow (Thursday) to meet with the Celtics. The Celtics and 'Sheed must be really close to a dollar figure or else there would [...]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5

Oh yeah… Lester Hudson was in town today

Oh yeah… Lester Hudson was in town today

So we've been going nuts today with the Rasheed Wallace/Leon Powe stories… we almost overlooked the fact that Lester Hudson was in town today. He did the whole 'hold up the jersey' thing (he'll wear #26)… he took (and made) a lot of jumpers in a few shooting drills… and he said all the right [...]

July 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

C’s dispatch Big 3 to woo Sheed

C’s dispatch Big 3 to woo Sheed

If it's not obvious by now who offseason target #1 is for the Celtics… it should be now.  The Celtics are going to send Doc Rivers and the Big 3 to try to convince Rasheed Wallace to come to Boston. Coach Doc Rivers and the Big Three were planning a recruiting trip to woo him, [...]

July 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 26

C’s to Powe: “‘Good luck with another team”

C’s to Powe:  “‘Good luck with another team”

I still say that when it comes to pure business… not offering Powe a qualifying offer was the right move.  But man… it's getting really hard to defend anything besides that.  Today… Leon gave his side of the story to the Herald: “Of course I was disappointed, because I want to come back,” Powe said [...]

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