Things are so slow that the Globe and Herald both had no new articles on Thursday. But there are still rumors going around and a few things happening.
First, the Marquis Daniels signing is still up in the air. Danny and Larry are still trying to work out a sign and trade. The Pacers reportedly aren't interested in Scal. There goes Larry's dream of an all white team. I'm happy to hear that for now at least Scal will remain a Celtic. The Indy Star reports that they are interested in Tony Allen and JR Giddens. If that is the case, Danny should just get it done. I like Giddens, but I like Walker more and would rather keep him if I had the choice. Daniels is an upgrade over Tony.
After a couple of years of trying to get someone to take Jamaal Tinsley, the Pacers finally bought him out. It will save them 4 million dollars, but they are still on the hook for over 10 million of his contract over the next 2 years. It will free a roster spot up for them. When they sign Earl Watson, that will give them 12 players under contract. If they add Tony Allen and JR Giddens, that will put them at 14.
Stephon Marbury continues to be one of the most approachable players in the league and is really reaching out to fans. He will be doing a 24 hour live broadcast from 6 am Friday until 6 am Saturday. At least that's the play right now. Check out his twitter posts for a link to the chat.Here is a link if you feel like watching. Pretty fun stuff. Oh, and a quote from the NY Post seems to back up all the rumors we have seen lately saying that Marbury is coming back to Boston:
Two weeks ago, it appeared Marbury's Celtic career was done when Danny Ainge told him he couldn't do a deal. But that changed this week and Marbury has a Celtic offer.
I'm sure you have heard by now about the Cambridge police officer, Sergeant James M. Crowley, who has been at the center of a controversy that has even gone as far as the White House. I don't want to get into anything political but I found it interesting that this was the same officer who tried to revive Reggie Lewis when he collapsed and died. You can read the story in the Globe. Here is the pertinent part:
Nearly 16 years ago, as a Brandeis University police officer, Crowley desperately tried to save the life of Reggie Lewis after the Boston Celtics star collapsed while practicing in the school gym.
“It bothers him terribly that he couldn’t save him,’’ Crowley’s 74-year-old mother, Verina Crowley, said yesterday, speaking of her son and the famous basketball player.
rowley was a certified emergency medical technician when he performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Lewis, to no avail, after the player’s heart stopped on July 27, 1993. In a Globe interview later that day, Crowley said he rushed to the university’s Shapiro Gymnasium, confirmed that Lewis had no pulse, and frantically tried to revive him.
“I just kept on going,’’ he said. “I just kept thinking, ‘Don’t let him die - just don’t die.’ ’’
If it doesn't work out for Stephon Marbury to return to the Celtics, Jason Williams is working on a comeback. Even though the Pacers couldn't wait to get rid of him, Jamaal Tinsley wouldn't be a bad back up for Rondo at the vet minimum, either.
Still no news on Big Baby. The longer it goes, the more certain it seems that he probably will be back with the Celtics, or the Celtics will do a sign and trade and get something in return. So, I guess in this case, no news is good news.
In other news, the Spurs have signed Theo Ratliff. When I saw that, my first reaction was surprise that Ratliff was still able to play. When he was with the Celtics he played in 2 whole games and was reduced to being an expiring contract and here is his still signing contracts. Amazing.
Tomorrow is Perk's wedding day. Rondo will be in the wedding. I wish him the best. I hope they publish some pictures of the wedding.