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State Of The Celtics:
Free agent forward Shane Battier reportedly has a list of seven teams that he's considering signing with and the Boston Celtics have made the cut. (SI.com)
Battier's list still includes the Heat, Spurs, Pacers, Raptors, Grizzlies, Celtics and his former Memphis team. The Thunder have also had discussions with either Battier or his camp. The team-to-player conversations might matter more with players like these than with so many others, as a clear understanding of roles, goals and, of course, financial incentive will come into play.
Battier is the perfect player for this system. A defensive-minded, smart veteran who can provide a scoring punch and is a threat from the outside. Dare I say, a James Posey type of player. The question is whether or not Battier would take the $3 million abbreviated mid-level exception and an opportunity to help the Celtics win one more title with this current group or take more money somewhere else. Miami, San Antonio and maybe even Memphis probably have better chances at winning the title than the Celtics—as they are currently constructed—do. That whole come-to-Boston-and-have-a-shot-at-a-title argument just doesn't carry the same weight that it used to.
BEST OF MAXIM
Shane Battier appears to be taking his shaved head, fist-pumping, timely treys and terribly effective hacking -- excuse me, defense -- to South Beach. He announced the news with a simple tweet "Let's Go Heat!!!!" He also referenced Jimmy Buffet's "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season."
We probably won't know the details of the contract any sooner...
Twitter / @SpearsNBAYahoo: Shane Battier expected to ... via kwout
What? Shane Battier is signing with Miami? Who is your source, Yahoo sports??
Twitter / @ShaneBattier: Let's Go #Heat!!!!! ... via kwout
Oh, alrighty then.
So Shane Battier is going to the Miami Heat, giving them either a strong perimeter defender off the bench, or the ability...
NBA free agent Shane Battier announced on the social networks Thursday morning that he would be playing for the Miami Heat. Battier posted on Twitter Thursday morning: // // // ]]> The Lockout gave me a lots of time to consider what was important to me at this stage of my life and career. Over...Read the Rest...
Shane Battier didn't exactly scoop anyone with the news, Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears had Shane beat on Twitter by ten minutes, but Battier's Twitter announcement that he was signing with the Miami Heat was novel in its approach. If not expected, at some point, because we're guessing you're going to see a whole lot more of these Twitter announcements from players...
Shane Battier used his Twitter account this morning to announce that he’ll sign with the Miami Heat.
Free agent forward Shane Battier says he will sign with the Miami Heat. Battier announced his decision in a series of posts to his Twitter account Thursday morning. The 33-year-old is entering his 10th NBA season, having previously played for Memphis and Houston. For his career, Battier has averaged 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Free agent forward Shane Battier, whom the Bulls showed minor interest in, posted on his Twitter account that he plans to sign with the Miami Heat on Friday.
The San Antonio Spurs have been working the phones in their small forward hunt now that the NBA lockout is all but over.
From Caron Butler, Josh Howard to Vince Carter, there is no doubt the Spurs are actively looking to improve the the small forward position as the new season is fast approaching. It also makes it likely the days of Richard Jefferson in San Antonio might be over...
Shane Battier said at this point in his career, he only wants "a winning role."
A few thoughts on Shane Battier’s decision to sign with the Heat:
Foremost, it will mean significant flexibility, particularly if Mike Miller is not discarded as an amnesty release.
It also likely spells the end of James Jones’ tenure with the Heat.
Possibly even Mario Chalmers’.
Shane Battier defends LeBron James last March. Now, they are teammates. (Michael Laughlin, Sun...
NBA training camps and free agency officially kicks off tomorrow but that hasn’t stopped rumors and confirmations from flooding my Twitter timeline. First up, Memphis Grizzlies free agent Shane Battier announced on Twitter this morning that he is taking his talents to South Beach (yeah, I know overused phrase)
The Lockout gave me a lots of time to consider what was important to...
More and more rumors are being confirmed as tomorrow, the first day that signings can officially take place, approaches…
Shane Battier, MEM, UFA: Shane Battier via Twitter: Let’s Go #Heat!!!!! Five exclaimation points? I’d say he’s excited to join his new team (and I’m sure they’re excited to have him as well).
Kwame Brown, CHA, UFA: The Bobcats met with Brown on...