An NBA source said tonight that Detroit free agent forward Rasheed Wallace has committed to sign with the Celtics on July 8 when free agents are able to sign. Wallace is expected to get a two-year deal using the mid-level exception (expected to be about $5.6 million to $5.8 million). Celtics All-Star trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, owner Wyc Grousbeck, coach Doc Rivers and president Danny Ainge met with Wallace last week. Wallace turned down overtures from Orlando and San Antonio to commit to Boston.
Good News. One down and one or two more to go. Hopefully Sheed took long enough to consider it he won't pull a Turkoglu and change his mind. The Celtics now have to find the back up for Paul Pierce and figure out who will back up Rondo. They just have the bi-annual exception along with veteran minimum contracts to offer, but the lure of a ring for some veterans could be all they need to entice them to Boston.