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State Of The Celtics:
The Celtics and Hornets are close to a deal that would send two-time All-Star David West to Boston, according to David Aldridge
A source briefed on discussions Friday evening said that the Boston Celtics are close to a deal with free agent power forward David West, who has been with the New Orleans Hornets since being drafted in 2003.
West, 31, was expected to be one of the top free agents in this year's class, but he is coming off of a torn ACL suffered late last season in a game against Utah. West has diligently rehabbed his injury in North Carolina last summer, but teams have been slow to make significant offers to him.
The only way that the Celtics could make this work would be through a sign-and-trade scenario. Adrian Wojnarowski reports
that Jermaine O'Neal and "another player" would be headed to New Orleans in the deal. If I were a betting man, I would put money on Jeff Green being the other player involved in the trade. I have no proof that this is the case. It's just a gut feeling.
What a fantastic move this would be if Danny could get it done. It's starting to become almost magician-like. I don't know how he's doing it, but he's making this team better by spending absolutely no money and keeping the core intact—for now.
BEST OF MAXIM
Just two days after it looked like Hornets foward David West would become a Celtic, a report says the deal is off. On Friday, it was reported that the Celtics would send forward Jermaine O'Neal to the Hornets for West and sign him to a three-year deal. But on Sunday, the deal is now "dead" and the Indiana Pacers are now the frontrunners to sign West, according to TNT...
The Celtics have re-signed 25-year old forward Jeff Green to a 1-year deal. Green played in 26 games (2 starts) for the Celtics last year and he averaged 23.5 minutes, 9.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He played in 75 games (51 starts) overall last year for the Thunder & Celtics and he averaged 32.4 minutes, 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game...
According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, The David West deal is waiting on the NBA. Unlike the previous report that said Jermaine O'Neal and Sasha Pavlovic were the other pieces in the deal, it now looks as though our rookies JaJuan Johnson and E'Twan Moore are being discussed. I really hope we don't lose our rookies, I am really excited to see them in Celtics green.
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As free-agent forward David West and the Boston Celtics work to complete a difficult sign-and-trade deal, the Indiana Pacers have positioned themselves to sign the power forward should talks with the Celtics...
The Boston Celtics are close to reaching a deal with free-agent forward David West, according to an NBA.com report citing a source close to the situation.
Danny Ainge made a valid bid to get David West in a Celtics uniform but West ultimately wanted more money. The Celtics were offering in the neighborhood of $8.4 million per year. My guess is that when a guy like West sees DeAndre Jordan get an offer sheet of $10 million per year, he and his agent had to reconsider what Boston was able to offer.
The failed acquisition of West should...
A deal that would send David West to the Celtics via sign-and-trade fell apart, leading him to sign a two-year, $20 million deal with Indiana.
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Doesn’t it feel like David West sort of belongs on the Celtics? He has a little dog in him, and maybe it’s just us, but he seems like a great fit up there. Luckily for Boston fans, Danny Ainge agrees with us, and as of now, the Celtics are on the verge of adding the [...]
A championship? Someone tell David West he's playing for the Pacers.
I'll give Danny Ainge credit for trying to make moves. But at some point, he's gotta make a bigger splash than Brandon Bass. When's he going to use the mini MLE?
David West signs a 2 year deal with the Pacers...projected as starting forward...a mere 2 hour drive up I-74 to see a former XU great in action. Plus lots of Indy alums who can watch him every night.
Now this is kind of funny. As last as this morning, we all thought that David West was signed, sealed and delivered for Boston. But now it appears that Larry Bird has stolen West from their clutches at the last second. The Legend took care of business by hanging back and waiting for his time [...]
The Indiana Pacers' patience during the first part of the free-agency period has paid off. David West, the Pacers' likely starting power forward, agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal Sunday afternoon.