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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.