Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:14 am
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : In a dramatic move that would resuscitate their fading championship hopes, the Boston Celtics are discussing a deal with the Washington Wizards for forwards Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday.
The proposed deal would send the expiring contracts of Ray Allen, Brian Scalabrine and J.R. Giddens to the Wizards, a move that would signal the start of Washington’s rebuilding process.
The trade isn’t imminent, but talks have progressed and Celtics GM Danny Ainge has positioned his organization to make one of the boldest trade deadline moves in years. For the Celtics, ownership would have to agree to take on an additional $24 million in salary next season between Jamison and Butler.
Posted on: November 17, 2009 11:23 am
By Tom Moore, phillyBurbs.com : There is nothing to an espn.com trade rumor involving the Sixers’ Samuel Dalembert, according to an NBA source. The rumored deal would send Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings for the expiring contract of ex-Sixer Kenny Thomas and an unnamed player to make the money work. Another long-shot possibility would still have Dalembert going to the Kings, with the Sixers getting Thomas, as well as Brian Scalabrine and Tony Allen from the Celtics.
The Sixers are believed to have discussed dealing Dalembert over the summer and also at February’s trade deadline. Dalembert had asked to be moved last winter because his role had been reduced and the Sixers were struggling.
Posted on: September 21, 2009 10:40 am
WEEI.com reports that Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine took the summer off and didn't play any ball, due to worries that he might get injured in the offseason -- more specifically, that he might suffer yet another concussion. Scalabrine had three concussions in the span of less than a month last season.
"I didn't play any basketball," Scalabrine said. "I didn't want to risk getting a concussion in that environment. So I just didn't play any basketball and then I've been playing since I got back here."
Scalabrine doesn't expect the worries to slow him down when the NBA season gets going, but he said you never know how he'll respond to further physical punishment.
"We're just going to take it day by day and see what happens," he said. "The only time you're really going to know is until you take a blow. It's going to happen one time or another, just how I respond to it is going to be key."