It has been confirmed. As reported by A. Sherrod Blakely, former
Suns’ and Magic wingman Mickael Pietrus will sign with the Celtics for the
Mickael Pietrus, who negotiated a buyout with the Phoenix Suns on
Thursday, cleared waivers Saturday night and as expected, has committed to sign
with the Boston Celtics.
His agent, Bill McCandless, told CSNNE.com Saturday night that he was in the
process of finalizing a contract with the Celtics.
McCandless did not indicate the terms of the new deal, but the Celtics only
have the veteran's minimum available.That means the eight-year veteran would receive a pro-rated
salary of about $1.2 million.
This is a big addition for the Celtics, as Pietrus will play a significant
role filling in at small forward since Jeff Green is out for the
season and Paul Pierce is expected to miss the season opener. He won’t be available when the Celtics kick
off the NBA season against the Knicks tomorrow, but I am eager to see MP in