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Apparently the decision David West made to choose the Pacers over the Celtics really rubbed Ray Allen the wrong way. For a while, it appeared that Danny Ainge had a deal in place that would send Jermaine O’Neal back to the Pacers for David West by way of a sign-and-trade. The deal fell apart and West chose to sign with Indiana for two years, $20 million rather than the Celtics for three years, $29 million. The normally soft-spoken Allen thinks West made a big mistake.
“I’m shocked,” Allen said according to ESPNBoston.com when asked about West signing with Indy.. “I don’t understand it. Once it got down to the end, I think his ego kicked back in. He wanted the dollars. I guess it comes down to ‘What is a championship worth to you?’ Think of all the guys who have made $20 million and could be considered one of the best ever, but they get chided because they never won. We [the Big Three] all had to do less when we won. We’re still taking less to make it work. But it’s worth it. No ...
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Here's a snippet from yesterday's great article by Jackie MacMullan on ESPNBoston:
Count veteran Ray Allen among those who can't believe West chose Indiana over Boston with such a slim difference in compensation.
"I'm shocked," Allen said. "I don't understand it."
West was a two-time All-Star for the Hornets, the first during the '08...
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Coming to Boston for a discounted price just to have a better opportunity to win a championship doesn't carry the same weight that it used to.
See Exhibit A: David West. The Hornets and Celtics were all set to complete a sign-and-trade that would have brought West to Boston for three years at just under $10 million per season...
Indiana Pacers power forward David West wants to get on the court with his teammates for tonight's preseason finale at Chicago. But he also wants to be prepared to play.
David West is a Pacer, a big pickup for an Indiana team that barely scrapped into the playoffs last year. They picked up an All-Star power forward who is as good a pick-and-pop big as there is in the game. But West was almost a Celtic and would have been key to their run at…
A few weeks ago, the Celtics beat out several suitors for two-time All-Star David West. Then, the sign-and-trade plans with the NBA-owned Hornets didn't work out, and West took more money to join the young and improving Indiana Pacers. So, if you're keeping score, he chose a good team, albeit one with a worse shot at a championship, in part because they could offer him a...
Instead of choosing Boston's Big Three to team up with this season, David West has decided partner with Darren Collison, Danny Granger, and Roy Hibbert out in Indiana. The Celtics trio may be aging, but they still have as good a chance as anybody at this point to cash one more title in before they all bid the NBA their final farewell. They'd have had a better chance with...
The return of Celtics basketball wouldn't be complete without Comments from the Other Side! Raptors fans are always good for lots of great comments. They had a 90 page game thread on one board, and it's just the preseason!! I love how "Grandpa Allen" showed them that he's still got it! I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I do gathering them...
TORONTO -- Greg Stiemsma tipped in the game-winning shot with 12 seconds left, and the Boston Celtics held off the Toronto Raptors 76-75 Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams. Ray Allen scored 12 points for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had nine points and seven rebounds. Marquis Daniels had 11 points for Boston. Andrea Bargnani led Toronto with 16 points, DeMar DeRozan...
The numbers in the post are using the new Wins Produced. You can find all of the Wins Produced numbers back to 2000 here!
With forwards like Carl Landry, Glen Davis, David West and Jeff Green getting big contracts a big question is why hasn’t anyone signed Kris Humphries?
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Chris Paul joining the Clippers through a trade isn't the only player to switch clubs and there could be more to come in the days ahead.David West traveled north by northeast, signing with Indiana after eight seasons in New Orleans.