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Marbuy Signed, Pruitt Suspended

Take a deep breath Celtics fans, the Starbury era is upon us. Stephon Marbury has officially signed with the Celtics and might suit up tonight for the game against the Pacers. Terms of the deal haven’t been officially released but it’s believed to be a pro-rated amount for the veteran minimum. The tattooed one himself will be wearing the legendary green and white for at least a few months.

Also, just two days after being arrested for suspicion of DUI, Celtics guard Gabe Pruitt has been suspended for two games by the team for conduct detrimental to the team. Pruitt apologized for his actions today and will miss tonight’s game against the Pacers, paving the way for Stephon Marbury to make his Celtics debut tonight.

My Take: I don’t think of much of Marbury, but I just don’t see how it can be a bad signing for the Celts. The team is too close nit for him to become a cancer, and he’s a better option at the end of the bench than Sam Cassell or Patrick O’Bryant were. Yes, he did tattoo his head with the logo of his shoe company, but if he can help lead the Celts to a second consecutive title, I’ll wear my pair of Starbury’s for a week.

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  1. [...] Garnett and Wallace are reported to have a solid relationship, and in that respect, the Celtics veteran locker room won’t tolerate any performance-damaging disruptions. Garnett is a leader that can rally his team. Remember those worries about Stephon Marbury last season that never materialized? Of course we said they were misplaced the day Marbury was traded… [...]

    Posted by Rasheed Wallace Headed to the Celtics? | Sports of Boston | July 2, 2009, 2:08 pm
  2. [...] Stephon Marbury: 2008-2009 Celtics Review By Geoff in Celtics ⋅ July 5, 2009 at 12:00pm ⋅ Post a comment The bad boy of the New York Knicks, Stephon Marbury, was given a shot at redemption this year with the Celtics. After sitting on the sidelines for a year with New York, Marbury was able to arrange a buyout of his contract with the Knicks and was signed as a free agent by the Green in late February. [...]

    Posted by Stephon Marbury: 2008-2009 Celtics Review | Sports of Boston | July 5, 2009, 12:01 pm

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