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Me and Slick may be the only fans on the board but our offseason is finally underway

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Wallace commits to Celtics
Link|Comments (0) Posted by Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff July 5, 2009 08:13 PM

An NBA source said tonight that Detroit free agent forward Rasheed Wallace has committed to sign with the Celtics on July 8 when free agents are able to sign. Wallace is expected to get a two-year deal using the mid-level exception (expected to be about $5.6 million to $5.8 million). Celtics All-Star trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, owner Wyc Grousbeck, coach Doc Rivers and president Danny Ainge met with Wallace last week. Wallace turned down overtures from Orlando and San Antonio to commit to Boston.
The Celtics also have interest in Suns free agent forward Grant Hill. Despite a Fanhouse report that Rivers was to meet with Hill today in Orlando, its uncertain if he did and Rivers declined comment. All Boston can offer is the $1.9 million bi-annual exception.


Now we are going to be the Old team
cool
Originally posted by teeohh:
cool

are you a C's fan

Not too many on here

We need to stick together...
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A league source said the Celtics’ pursuit of Wallace actually may affect the team’s ability to sign its own restricted free agent - not because of the Celtics’ ability to pay, but because of the increased chance one of the jilted Wallace suitors might then make an increased offer to Davis. Orlando and San Antonio - both expected to meet with Wallace during the next week - are said to be interested in offering Davis most, if not all, of their midlevel exceptions as a contingency plan. The Grizzlies are also thinking about getting into the Big Baby sweepstakes.

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Originally posted by LundyLove:
Originally posted by teeohh:
cool

are you a C's fan

Not too many on here

We need to stick together...

I guess I'm a floater, don't really have my heart committed to any team

Originally posted by teeohh:
Originally posted by LundyLove:
Originally posted by teeohh:
cool

are you a C's fan

Not too many on here

We need to stick together...

I guess I'm a floater, don't really have my heart committed to any team



Time to convert and give yourself to the Dark Side
Good. Keep Wallace away from San Antonio, Cleveland, & Orlando. He would help any of those teams more than he helps Boston, IMO.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Good. Keep Wallace away from San Antonio, Cleveland, & Orlando. He would help any of those teams more than he helps Boston, IMO.



Having him in Boston hurts Orlando ALOT.
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Good. Keep Wallace away from San Antonio, Cleveland, & Orlando. He would help any of those teams more than he helps Boston, IMO.



Having him in Boston hurts Orlando ALOT.

Yeah, he can drag D12 out to the 3 point line, and between him, KG (if healthy), & Perkins, they can guard Dwight better than anyone can.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Good. Keep Wallace away from San Antonio, Cleveland, & Orlando. He would help any of those teams more than he helps Boston, IMO.



Having him in Boston hurts Orlando ALOT.

Yeah, he can drag D12 out to the 3 point line, and between him, KG (if healthy), & Perkins, they can guard Dwight better than anyone can.

Exxxxxxxaaaaaaaacccccccttttttlllllllyyyyyy.



Orlando now NEEDS to sign 2 of 3 atleast of Big Baby, Bass, McDyess..or bring in someone like Milsap?

Ugh, Boston.
[ Edited by jrg on Jul 5, 2009 at 6:27 PM ]
Gary Tanguay just said on Comcast Sports New England that the Celtics will sign Grant Hill and The Spurs will sign Big Baby to an offer sheet

This report has not been confirmed
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Originally posted by LundyLove:
Gary Tanguay just said on Comcast Sports New England that the Celtics will sign Grant Hill and The Spurs will sign Big Baby to an offer sheet

This report has not been confirmed

damnit!
Originally posted by Dino:
Originally posted by LundyLove:
Gary Tanguay just said on Comcast Sports New England that the Celtics will sign Grant Hill and The Spurs will sign Big Baby to an offer sheet

This report has not been confirmed

damnit!

I don't like getting old to be honest

In 2-3 years we will be lucky to win 20 games
By the way....

I bet we are the most hated team in the NBA now
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Originally posted by LundyLove:
By the way....

I bet we are the most hated team in the NBA now

'Sheed is still meeting w/ Orlando next week.

Where Orlando can offer him the same contract, if not more...along w/ our starting PF position.

And yes, if he does sign with you..you're easily the most hated team.

I hate 'Sheed, but Orlando needs him.