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Celtics Four-Point Play 7-9

In this edition of the Celtics Four-Point Play, I’ll discuss Corey Maggette’s free agency decision, James Posey’s talks with the Celtics, Gerald Green reappearing on an active roster, the the C’s apparent interest in a big man this summer.

1. Corey Magette did not wait long as free agency began at 12 a.m. EST Wednesday, singing a reported 5-year, $50-million deal with….the Golden State Warriors?!?

  • So, instead of taking full mid-level exception offers from contenders who are over the cap (like the Celtics, Spurs, Cavs, Pistons, etc.), Maggette looked to cash in with a young and talented team that now has a gigantic hole at point guard (with Baron Davis gone).
  • What will the Celtics do now? James Posey? Well…you’ll have to read on to find out!
  • For you folks looking for a steal in the middle rounds of your Fantasy draft next year, pick Corey Maggette because if he can stay healthy, he is a lock for 25 points per game in Golden State.


2. James Posey is now officially a free agent and can sign anywhere without giving the Celtics a chance to match an offer.

  • The Celtics have denied it, but NBA sources confirmed to Marc Spears of the Boston Globe that the C’s offered Posey a 3-year, $12-million deal. Sources confirmed that now with Maggette off the market, the Celtics have improved their offer by perhaps adding a fourth year.
  • It is imperative that the Celtics sign Posey. They desperately need his defensive presence off the bench, especially considering the Celts aren’t interested in re-signing Tony Allen.

3. The next Tracy McGrady is back on an NBA roster, signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

  • Of course, I’m talking about Gerald Green here, who drew comparisons to Tracy McGrady when he was drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft by the Celtics.
  • Green is a great three-point shooter (career 36.6%) but can’t play defense and has to learn to play smarter. He has an all-star skill set but the basketball-IQ of a third grader, which surely makes for an interesting combination.

4. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics are still searching for a big man this summer, working out Patrick O’Bryant.

  • I’d be perfectly happy if the Celtics could just convince P.J. Brown to avoid retiring…especially after looking at the list of big men to replace Brown and Scot Pollard: Chris Andersen, David Harrison, O’Bryant, and Kirk Snyder.
  • Of that bunch, I’m familiar with Andersen but primarily because he once was a drug abuser. I’m not very familiar with O’Bryant or Harrison, except to say that they’re both young 7-footers and would be welcome at the bottom of my NBA roster (if I were GM).
  • On a little side note…Snyder is 6’6″ and is just another swingman to add to the mix…so I don’t see how Snyder fits into the mix of big men Yahoo mentioned.
  • My suggestion for a big man: why not look at veteran center Jamaal Magloire? He’s only 30 and is capable of rebounding and blocking shots. Take a look Danny!

Did Corey Maggette make the right decision?

  • No, he won't win a title in Golden State. (56%, 18 Votes)
  • Yes, he got his fat payday. (44%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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