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Greg Stiemsma, who agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million with Minnesota earlier this week, said tonight that his experience as a Celtic last season was invaluable.
That said, business was business. The Celtics weren’t prepared to offer the young center anything more than the $1 million qualifying offer they made to him last month.
“I’m not surprised. I really would have liked to come back to Boston, but business went another way,” said the Wisconsin native. “I hate to make it that simple, but I had to do what’s best for me and my family.”
I guess I was always under the assumption that the Celtics would match up to the bi-annual exception of $2.1 million to retain Greg Stiemsma. This is the first time I've read that the Celtics weren't willing to go over $1 million. Most likely if we offered the $2.l million, Stiemsma still would have left to be closer to home and make $3 million, but according to the Herald, Ainge never did, which is somewhat surprising...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to our most recent poll, 94% of Celtics fans are pleased with the team’s roster acquisitions this off-season. We’re not the only ones. Moke Hamilton of Sheridan Hoops ranks the Celtics the 2nd biggest winner in free agency:
Danny Ainge has done a masterful job this offseason. His first move was agreeing to an extension with Kevin Garnett the day before Garnett would...
I spent the latter half of yesterday trying to hitch-hike to Danny Ainge’s house so I could hand-deliver a bouquet of roses and kiss him on his pretty little feet. Not really, but you can imagine what it would have been like if I did.Ainge had a creatively awesome offseason, rebuilding Boston’s bench (damn near from scratch, people!) while establishing a youthful identity that’s...
The Celtics generate a lot of revenue. As a big market team with a massive following, they make a bunch of money… and they will spend it on their roster if they have to.
Mark Deeks at ShamSports.com put together a very comprehensive listing of every dollar every team paid in the luxury tax in the nine years it’s been in use. Here are the relevant highlights:
In looking at this season's schedule, the first thing I did was to circle a few dates of key matchups. Of course, there is the Celtics at Heat opener at 8:00 PM on TNT. Ray's first visit back to Boston will be on January 27. Miami visits the Garden again on March 18 and the Celtics finish the series at Miami on April 12.
Perk and the Thunder visit Boston on November...
It's no secret that Danny Ainge is a controversial figure in Boston. The Perk trade had people calling for his head. The constant Rondo trade rumors the last two seasons had people questioning his ability as a general manager. However, I've always thought Danny was a good manager and knew what was best for the Celtics. He has proved it this off-season.
Someone as brash...
Jared Sullinger, aka Sully, aka Smokey the Swag Bear... whatever you want to call him now, you'll be calling him a Celtics starter at some point this season. You can book that.
If Keyon Dooling's lone contribution to the Celtics last season was his role in the "Flexin'" craze, his impact would have been considerable. The dance, which Dooling and Marquis Daniels helped popularize during the playoffs, brought smiles to the faces of Celtics fans and annoyed the heck out of the other team's fans. In other words, Flexin' did exactly...
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Lakers’ Antawn Jamison has excitement in reserve
Timberwolves agree to terms with Kirilenko, send Johnson to Suns
Clippers sign center Ronny Turiaf
Cavaliers acquire Jeremy Pargo from Grizzlies
Dwight Howard reiterates his desire to be traded
Mickael Pietrus on outside looking in...
This week in What the Hell Happened To, we remember yet another in an endlessly long line of players in Celtics' history who came to the team after being an All Star elsewhere and fulfilled the dream to win an NBA title. Scott Wedman was acquired by the Celtics in what turned out to be a steal, a trade for first round pick Darren Tillis. He had come to the Celtics as one...
XMas Day NBA Games: Boston @ Brooklyn; Knicks @ Lakers; Thunder @ Heat; Houston @ Bulls; Nuggets @ Clippers.16 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@SpearsNBAYahooMarc J. Spears #Celtics vs. #Heat: Jan. 27 and Mar. 18 in Boston / Oct. 30 and Apr. 12 in Miami7 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@JCameratoNBAJessica CameratoFull schedule here.
Once again, we look at this day in Celtics history as a day of sadness and pride. One of the quickest and most herky jerky players in the league. He was supposed to carry the torch after Larry.
July 27, 1993 - Reggie Lewis was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. at Waltham-Weston hospital after collapsing while practicing at Brandeis University earlier in the day...
Jeff Green has agreed to the framework of a four-year deal with the Celtics.
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Handicapping U.S. men’s basketball team’s chance to win Olympic gold
London’s hoops venue reusable
Thunder, Heat get holiday Finals rematches
14 of first 22 at home for champion Heat next season
Pressure still on Coach K and U.S. men’s basketball team
As I've said before, I let my Insider subscription lapse last season because I was really upset with the NBA for the lockout and all of the games they were playing. But this year, I'm very excited about the roster Danny has put together and re-upped my subscription to Insider and I'm glad I did. There are great tidbits about the Celtics like the one I found in David...
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US beats Spain 100-78 in basketball exhibition
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Knicks sign Argentina point guard Pablo Prigioni
Chalmers; NBA exhibition game canceled
Brooklyn Nets sign F Tornike Shengelia
Kirk Hinrich says ‘stars aligned’ for return to Bulls
Globe Keyon Dooling agrees to one-year deal...