Indy Cornrows reports that the deal for Marquis Daniels is at a standstill. The Celtics are offering Tony Allen and Indy isn't interested. They are still having no luck finding that third team to make the deal work either. Danny must have other plans for the LLE if he is working so hard to try to make a sign and trade work for Daniels. One way or the other, Daniels will be a Celtic. I am sure he is happy with how hard Danny is working to get him more than the LLE, even though it may be selfish on Danny's part.
Daniels isn't the only player still in limbo. Glen Davis is still stuck in restricted free agency. Reportedly he has had interest from several teams, but no offers. Danny has said that he would match any reasonable offer, which means that a team would have to over pay for Big Baby to get him. Teams aren't rushing to overpay an undersized power forward, especially with the big free agents coming up next season.
The Celtics have reportedly made an offer that was anywhere from 3-4 years and $2 million to $3 million, depending on which rumor you believe. Whatever it was, it was deemed disappointing by Davis and his agent. All this waiting has him frustrated. Here are some of his recent Tweets:
“Why is this (expletive deleted) taking so long!!! I really don’t understand!!!!
Anybody knows what’s going on with the Celtics? Cause I don’t!!!!!
Well I’m not worried about Sheldon!!! Great. Guy and great player!!! But we are different players you know!!!!!
I wonder how the weather (is in) Boston cause I haven’t been there in so long!!!!
I like some of you guys ideas!!!! I going to tell danny (ainge) about some of you guys ideas!!!! I don’t know why then they sign (Williams) before me!!
Well I don’t know where I’m going to be!!! Where (you) guys think I’m going to be!!! Who needs a pf?”
It is understandable that he would be discouraged. He thought he was a mid level guy, but we are seeing guys settling for less now. Something is better than nothing. As for why they signed Williams before him, maybe Big Baby should consider what Shelden Williams signed for. If Big Baby was willing to sign for vet minimum money, he would have been signed already. I do hope he comes back and hopefully they can move a little closer on the money and get it done.
You have to love Delonte West. I really miss him and how funny he is. Here is his latest.
CBS Sports interviewed Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and you have to love how confident in this team he is.
"I think we should be the favorites in the conference, hands down," Grousbeck said after emerging from a 3 1-2 hour bargaining session between the NBA owners and the players' union. "And we’re going to start proving that Oct. 27."
You have to love that when teams like the Grizzlies are cutting corners all the way down to firing their scouts, the Celtics owners have opened their wallets to sign free agents and make the team as good as they can be. And it's nice to see that Wyc isn't shy about letting people know how much he believes in the team.
Watch the video below of Bill Walker if you haven't already. I really like this kid. He is a tough kid and is willing to work hard to improve. I have heard the rumors of Danny trying to include him in trades. I really hope he gets the chance to show what he can do. I think he has a chance to be a special player. He has the right attitude to make his mark on the defensive end. If he can, he will get the playing time. Maybe he will end up being that defensive stopper that we had in Posey.
I have never made it a secret that Perk is my favorite player and have been telling anyone who would listen since his first season that he was going to be a top center in the league. I got a lot of arguments back then and not many people agreed with me. It makes my day when I see articles from people who have come around and jumped on the Perk bandwagon. Celtics Town had a good one on Wednesday. He begins like this:
You’d probably tell me differently now, but when Perk was averaging 2.2 points and 2.5 points during his first two seasons, you never thought he’d become a good player, either.
I posted a comment to let him know that I did think differently all along. I can point to many articles that I wrote in defense of Perk from back in his early days where I state that I was sure that he would become a premier center. I have been on the Perk bandwagon since day 1 and I really love the fact that he is winning over fans who at one time argued with me that he would never be more than a good back up on a bad team.
Perk is the perfect center for this team. He knows his role and rarely goes outside of it. For many, the 5th game in the Finals against the Lakers proved Perk's true worth to the team. The Celtics dominated the Lakers inside in games 1-4 and 6. But, in game 5, when Perk was out, the Lakers had their way inside and won easily. We saw the value that Perk brings to the team by how much he was missed when he was out. Kind of like that old saying, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." It was the Bulls series this season that won the author of this article over. Welcome on the Perk bandwagon. What took you so long?
Thanks Lex. I When you mentioned Sheldon as a good practice guy I immediately thought of Kite. Robert Parish once said that he wouldn't have been near as good without Kite pushing him every day in practice. It always stuck with me.