The biggest news is that Marquis Daniels is finally going to be a Celtic for real. The Herald is reporting that Daniels is expected to sign for the biannual exception tomorrow. It has been a long wait since mid July when the deal was first announced. Apparently Danny couldn't find any teams interested in Tony Allen or his 2.5 million dollar contract. He should be more valuable along with his expiring contract closer to the trade deadline. Now, all we need is a back up PG and this team will be one of the deepest in the league. There has to be a veteran PG out there willing to sign for the veteran's minimum and a very good chance to win a ring.
A former Celtic was in the news as Mikki Moore signed with Golden State. I really liked Moore and he had a great attitude and was a good teammate, but he just wasn't what the Celtics needed last season. I wish him luck with the Warriors.
The Examiner has a great article on Joe Abunassar, who runs a training facility in Vegas for various NBA Stars including several Celtics. Among the players training there this offseason are Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Big Baby Davis. Here is what he has to say about what these 3 Celtics are working on:
For Paul…Paul pretty much works with us when he’s in town. Guys with that kind of experience, Paul is just trying to get himself in the best shape that he can for a long season, which does require not getting into too good a shape right now because you don’t want to peak too early. Paul and Kevin are in a way different place. I have Chauncey Billups, I have Tayshaun Prince. These guys know what their strengths and their weaknesses are, and they know how to get themselves ready. For Kevin, he’s just trying to get himself ready. For Paul and Kevin, we’re not reinventing anything. Just keeping their bodies healthy is a major deal, making sure they’re strong in the right places so they are ready for the season and playoffs.
For Big Baby, he’s just finding his game, so he’s trying to stay fit, stay lean, and he gets to play against guys like Rudy Gay and Al Harrington, and pick up parts of their game. He’s going one day at a time, and he’s returning here and he’ll get a lot more work in before he goes back to Boston.
Ball Don't Lie rated the best uniforms of the past 10 years. Not surprising, the Celtics classic unis took top place. Those uniforms are very clean looking and very classy. My favorite alternates are the ones with the gold lettering but I really like all the versions. I'm not too crazy about the Cavs wine and gold ones that Dwyer ranks third. They look too gaudy to me.
It is just over a month now till training camp. We have made it through the dog days of the off season and it's time to get excited about this upcoming season. Danny has addressed every weak spot on the team other than back up point guard and I believe that he will take care of that by training camp also. I can't wait. I am getting very excited. If this team can stay healthy, we are in for a very special season.