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House and Tony Allen to Stay With Celtics

According to Danny Ainge, the Celtics have reached two year agreements with both Tony Allen and Eddie House.

Ainge would not be specific on the financial figures, but according to a source, both are being paid in the mid-$2 million range. For Eddie House, the money is roughly half the mid-level exception of $5.585 million.

The Celtics did not have to use any of the mid-level on Allen, because he has been with the club four years and the team thus has his “Bird rights.”

My Take: Good news, but not entirely unexpected news after James Posey signed with New Orleans. Tony Allen, along with rookies J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, can step in and help defensively in Posey’s absence. Eddie House keeps some quick scoring and team character coming off the bench. We’ll see if Ainge has any other moves up his sleeve but it was important to keep at least some of the nucleus which brought us banner number 17.

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3 comments for “House and Tony Allen to Stay With Celtics”

  1. I thought both Allen and House were replaceable and Posey wasn’t.

    But the money is the difference.

    Allen will still be fun to watch develop as he seems only a summers worth of ball handling drills away from a solid 6th man.

    Posted by Dan | July 21, 2008, 7:37 pm
  2. Its a good thing we are leaving some of our players for next season.

    Posted by Boston Knucklehead | July 21, 2008, 10:11 pm
  3. Yeah we’ll probably be able to find a relatively cheap Posey replacement. The C’s have 2.5 million left with which to spend, so that’s another veteran or two

    Posted by KC | July 22, 2008, 6:40 am

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