Found July 14, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Danny Ainge hinted that the hour delay this morning was in regards to potential sign-and-trade. “Things are moving forward,” he said.14 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris Forsberg Ainge on offseason so far: “As far as our results to this stage, & what our hopes for are in the week to come, I feel very good about it.”13 minutes ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris ForsbergIt’s just three words hyphenated into one, but at this stage of the offseason the term “sign-and-trade” has become the Boston Celtics’ holy grail. If they can secure a sign-and-trade to land Jason Terry, they can use the mid-level exception on another free agent, possibly Courtney Lee. If they can secure a sign-and-trade to land Lee, they can use the mid-level exception on Terry and still have one of the best — if not the best — reserve guard tandems in the NBA.The Celtics’ press conference to introduce their new acquisitions on Saturday morning started more than an...

A sign-and-trade for Terry is a brilliantly simple cap move for Boston

I’ve been able to learn a lot about the new salary cap structure recently.  I’ve picked up a few of the nuances, but not all of them.  Sometimes in the pursuit of being creative within the system, I overlook a simple solution to a problem that can dramatically change the Celtics’ offseason.  This is one such solution:  A sign-and-trade for Jason Terry. In regard to outgoing...

Report: Chris Wilcox to re-sign for veteran minimum

Via the Boston Herald: The Celtics have solved at least part of their frontcourt problem by turning to a familiar player. A team source confirmed today that Chris Wilcox, who had surgery to correct an enlarged aorta last February, has agreed to what is believed to be a veteran’s minimum contract. Wilcox, who was cleared for full contact and basketball activity just over a week...

Some light on the holdup with Terry's contract signing

For Celtics fans wondering what the holdup is in the formal signing of Jason Terry to the contract agreed upon, some light has been shed on the matter. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Celtics and Mavs are discussing sign and trade options. In regard to outgoing players, Jason Terry still hasn’t signed with Boston, but that deal has been agreed upon. Apparently, the...

Ainge Does It Again, Re-Tooled Celtics Looking Tough

Your Old Pal New York Vinnie is going to be walking a treacherous path while writing this column. Frequent visitors to New York Vinnie’s House, know that I live and die with “MY BOYS” the New York Knicks; however what you might not be aware of is that New York Vinnie’s “MAIN CAT” and My Boss here at PRO HOOPS CENTRAL, the SACKMAN grew up in Boston and though as a true...

Your Morning Dump… Raptors may be 3rd team in Jason Terry sign-and-trade

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  Indeed, at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, a Mavs source advised us that the rights to Jet had been renounced. Meanwhile, Terry was in Boston conducting a press conference … even though he hadn’t technically signed...

Kevin Garnett 'More Than Happy' to Be Back With Celtics for Another Season

Kevin Garnett announced on the eve of free agency on June 30 that he would return to the Celtics. That started a chain reaction, as the team made several free agent signings over the next couple of weeks. On Saturday, as the Celtics welcomed free agents Jason Terry, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox to new deals, the team also announced that Garnett had been officially re...

Rajon Rondo just chillin’ in Paris

Rajon Rondo is spending some time in Paris at Nike’s World Basketball Festival. I’d pull some quotes from an interview he did with this website, but the Google translation is rather funny (and inaccurate). Click the link for more pictures. (h/t to Jay for the tip)

Danny Ainge Says He Doesn't 'Feel Like We Lost Ray' Allen, That 'No One Player Makes a Team'

From the amount of moaning and pitchfork-wielding going on around Boston after Ray Allen decided to sign with the Miami Heat rather than return to the Celtics, people may think Allen's move is among the top tragedies of the century. But Allen doesn't feel that way, as he said when he was introduced by the Heat on Wednesday. And Celtics president of basketball operations Danny...

Your Morning Dump… Where getting big free agents won’t be easy

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. What we don’t know yet is how those free agent contracts are structured and how much actual room they will have to finish the roster renovation. The Celtics have to stay under the luxury tax — $70.3 million...

King of the Court podcast returns Sunday night (tonight!) at 9 p.m.

Listen to internet radio with Celtics Town on Blog Talk RadioAmong pilot shows, the inaugural King of the Court podcast ranked somewhere between The Wire and Friday Night Lights, which means if you don’t return for the second episode tonight at 9 p.m. ET you’re nuttier than Nate Robinson’s shot selection.With the angelic voice of host Ty Ray and the soulful “um’s” of...

Ray Allen thanks Boston Celtics fans in local newspaper

Was Ray Allen Just a Mercenary?

Throughout this whole ordeal with Ray Allen turning his back on the Boston Celtics and choosing to sign with the team's biggest current rival in Miami, I have been strangely content. I have seen and fully understand the outrage spewing from fans of all ages, but I haven't been feeling that way. Am I still checked out? Admittedly, I went pretty much off the grid following...

Jason Terry rejected by the Big Three

In time, Jason.
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