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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 [...]

July 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

C’s playing waiting game on Baby

C’s playing waiting game on Baby

Scott Souza reports. The Celtics appear willing to let the market value of Glen Davis come down to them rather than drive the Davis market. Those hoping for a quick resolution to the Davis free agent situation – perhaps Big Baby included – might have to be prepared to hunker down for the long run [...]

July 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

C’s pursuing ‘Sheed, Anthony Parker

C’s pursuing ‘Sheed, Anthony Parker

So says Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Sources say Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge and assistant director of basketball operations Leo Papile showed up on Rasheed Wallace’s doorstep just after midnight Wednesday to make their recruiting push. “I know he is definitely considering playing for them,” one league source said. The Celtics also have expressed [...]

July 1, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

The sad reality about the Leon Powe decision

The sad reality about the Leon Powe decision

I hate that Leon Powe was not offered a contract.  Hate it.  But I get it. Had the Celtics offered, and Powe accepted, the qualifying offer from the Celtics… they would have been on the hook for about $1.6 million dollars when you combine the contract and luxury tax.  It's just too much to pay [...]

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