therealdeal wrote:^ You know we could send both of them over there without taking anyone back according to the ESPN Trade Machine.
Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports.
Leandro Barbosa - G - Celtics The Celtics and Leandro Barbosa have agreed on a one-year contract, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The deal is presumably worth the veteran's minimum, considering Boston's salary-cap limitations, and it gives them another affordable veteran option, along with Jason Terry, to handle PG duties behind Rajon Rondo. Boston's busy backcourt just got even busier, to the detriment of everyone's fantasy value. Related: Jason Terry, Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter Oct 17 - 4:25 PM
Alex Kennedy: Some veteran free agents are waiting until the last minute to sign so they can skip training camp and preseason:
There are still plenty of notable free agents available including Josh Howard, Kenyon Martin, Mickael Pietrus, Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas, Maurice Evans, Michael Redd and Mike Bibby.
While some of these veterans are holding out for better offers (such as a deal that's fully guaranteed or worth more than the minimum), some are simply waiting for training camp and preseason play to end before inking their next contract. There aren't many veterans who enjoy going through a grueling camp or lengthy preseason, which is why they're waiting until the last minute to join a team.
Don't be surprised if a number of these veterans sign just before the start of the regular season. about 12 hours ago
Doc Brown wrote:Arenas / Redd / Pietrus / Martin......4 million dollars total (all vet.min)
Blake / Duhon / Morris / Clark.....~10 million dollars total
Cruel world we live in these days.
The Rock wrote:If you want a true point guard who can bring instant energy & facilitate the offense...this guy is still available
XXIV wrote:Give me Redd, Martin, Pietrus and possibly Boykins. It's too bad we hardly have any room on the roster as it is, unless ownership decides to buy out Morris/Clark and finds a way get rid of Duhon.
Barbosa was waiting to hear from the Los Angeles Lakers when he decided to take the Celtics’ bid. “The Lakers were interested in me, but I think Boston would be better for me,” he said. “I don’t know why. My agent, we had that talk and he said it would be great for me to be here. It’s the kind of situation I’m looking for, especially to play with Rondo. He likes to run, and I love to run, so I think it will work really well. “There were talks, a lot of talks of (the Lakers) and my agent. And I had a lot of talk with Steve (Nash). We are kind of close as friends. But nothing happened, so it happened here.” Boston Herald
Gilbert Arenas - G - Grizzlies Gilbert Arenas is "close to signing" a one-year contract to play in China, a source tells Yahoo! Sports.
Arenas would play for the Guangdong Southern Tigers. He previously flirted with the idea of going to China, and with no interest in his services stateside, he'll likely join Tracy McGrady abroad next season.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter Oct 22 - 1:29 PM