Report: Marbury To Join Celts For Minimum
Old 02-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If he works out, hes the combo Boston needs in a backup PG as they dont have a guy who can handle and shoot the rock, they only have 2 guys who do one of those things each(House shoot, and Pruitt handle).

Marbs can definately still play, its just a matter of him accepting he wont be playing more than 15 minutes in most games vs good teams unless he plays REALLY well and they can play Rondo and him at the same time. They do it with House and Rondo so its definately possible.

Its basically a win win for the Celtics. If he works out they have one of the best backup pgs in the league, and if he doesnt they can just send him packing. If him and KG are still boys like they have said they are, there really shouldnt be a problem, and the 2nd unit will stop blowing leads with him in there.

In comparison to last year, Marburys definately a better player than Cassell and will play a much better role if indeed he does fit, but Moore wont be as good as PJ Brown, but he should still be solid. Should be interesting at least, adds a nice subplot to the playoffs and such.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well this was for sure but LOL at him signing for the minimum but if it takes a pay check decrease to still play and win a championshop too, then it all good
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i wonder if KG is gonna cry about not being able to play with him, again.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would have been disappointed in Minny if i was KG too, he thought they had a real team that would be good for years, then suddenly Steph wanted out and he found out by him coming by his crib like "yo, im traded" and acting all happy about it, while it was breaking his heart. O well.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Aww....... KG got his heart broken?
Now I feel bad for calling him a scumbag.
He's really just a frightened and insecure little boy that just wants a hug from his mommy.
Shame on me.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i wonder if KG is gonna cry about not being able to play with him, again.
wrote that wrong - garnett in minny didn't really mesh well with anyone. i've read different opinions on why marbs wanted out of there.
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We all know why this is the right and wrong move. I think Stephon will be on his best behaviour because he really can't afford to not be, and if he cares about winning a championship this will probably be his best shot.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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We all know why this is the right and wrong move. I think Stephon will be on his best behaviour because he really can't afford to not be, and if he cares about winning a championship this will probably be his best shot.
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him signing the minimum and playing for a team thats a contender? all a plan for revenge maybe .. if he is disciplined he will make new york regret buying him out. his just looking out for his best interest ... im blem
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I cant wait for the first time Rondo sucks just a little bit and Starbury tells Doc to put him in.

That will piss off Doc, deflate Rondo and sink Starbury when he gets a "sit down!"

I will be tuning into the first few games. This will be fun watching them die.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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this might turn out to be important for boston. gabe pruitt just got arrested for dui.

http://http://sports.espn.go.com/nba...ory?id=3936097
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Two high-ranking NBA officials have told Pro Basketball News that the Boston Celtics do not plan to give Stephon Marbury an opportunity to play and may even re-release him after March 1, the deadline in which free agents are eligible to participate in the playoffs when signing with a new team. Marbury is expected to sign a prorated veterans minimum of $1.3 million with the team Friday. He was released by New York earlier this week and has not played in a game since January 2008.

The sources said the lone reason the Celtics are signing Marbury is to keep him from participating in the playoffs for another contender. One source said Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, whose minutes would be affected by Marbury, has privately received assurances that Marbury will not play much, if at all, and will either be released or not added to the team's playoff roster.

"They have no plans for him other than to keep him from signing with someone like Miami, who they could meet in the playoffs," one source said.
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You guys think this is legit? Would it not be considered collusion?
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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LOL nice plan by Boston although I don't see why they need to do that
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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How could that be true. If we know this, wouldn't Marbury's party know this? And if Marbury's Party knows this, why would they sign with them only to be released and not allowed to sign with someone else.

The most puzzling question of all would be; Why would the Celtics be scared of Stephon Marbury??
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That sound like BS... no way he signs just to be released... have in mind that he forfeited part of his NY paycheck in order to be able to play for Boston.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Interesting point. It makes sense if the Celtics honestly believe that he will not make them better, but I'm not sure that's the case. Then again, they know him better than I do.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
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this is another interesting article from pbn, especially the end:

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The pros and cons of Stephon Marbury
By Sam Amico

Here is why you wouldn't want Stephon Marbury, waived by New York on Tuesday:

* He's 32-years old and in his 12th NBA season -- and has never made it past the first round of the playoffs.

* He hasn't played in a game all year. Nor has he practiced much, as coach Mike D'Antoni and the Knicks have kept him away from the team.

* He has a reputation of being a me-first stats guy, someone who cares more about his image, numbers and salary than actually winning games.

* His time in New York was an embarrassing failure (although not all of that can be pinned solely on Marbury). The Knicks never won a playoff game with Marbury on the roster, despite playing in what was once a wide-open (and pretty weak) Eastern Conference.

Here is why you might consider signing Marbury:

* He's not a bad person. Really, he's not. That's hard to remember, because there seems to be so much negative publicity surrounding him and his style of play. But as a person, he is as much of a regular (even good) guy as anyone in the league.

* He also has plenty to prove. The whole Knicks ordeal may provide him with extra motivation. Nor did he come across as an entirely selfish player last season under Isiah Thomas (despite the incident in which he was sent home from Phoenix).

* Wherever Marbury goes next, it will likely be his final chance to prove he's more than just one of the most overrated, overpaid players in league history. He has to hear it when people like LeBron James say he wouldn't want Marbury on his team. Basically, Marbury has to know about his reputation. It has to make him at least a little angry, maybe even hurt. If those feelings can fuel some determination ... well, he could be an asset.

* Finally, the last time we checked, Marbury was still talented. Granted, this is usually the age when guards start to lose their legs, and when you throw in the fact he hasn't played or practiced in nearly a year, he's a big risk. But his ability has never been questioned.

So what's the bottom line on Marbury? He is a one-time talent who never really lived up to his potential -- but a guy who could salvage his career if he uses this as an opportunity to make his new team better.

Sounds simple, but for players like Marbury, it never is.

THE BOSTON TALK

Since ESPN seems to be foaming at the mouth over the idea of Marbury signing with Boston, there are some things both sides need to consider.

Namely, the Celtics don't need Marbury. They are doing just fine without him, having won the championship last season and competing for the best overall record this year.

They have a point guard in Rajon Rondo who does everything that's asked of him, someone who realizes he won't be a member of the Celtics' Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen anytime soon. And Rondo is OK with that.

Rondo is productive, seems to get better with each game, and is young and capable enough to play 35-40 minutes a game.

So there's no need for Danny Ainge to bring Marbury in. He won't be improving the team -- unless Marbury doesn't have a problem with playing 15-20 minutes and taking six or seven shots (at most) each night off the bench.

Now, Marbury will be willing to do all that. Maybe he will dutifully play the role of backup, try to win a ring, and make it his personal mission to prove the doubters wrong. If so, well, then it could work out beautifully for the Celtics.

If not, it could totally ruin a good thing.

Personally, I don't see how a guy like Marbury makes the Celtics better. I don't think he would put them over the top. If they can't beat the Lakers or Cleveland now, I don't think a guy who hasn't played in an NBA game since Jan. 11, 2008 will be a huge difference-maker.

Actually, I take that back. A guy like P.J. Brown could be a difference-maker, but he's not a guard and he doesn't need the ball to succeed. Marbury, meanwhile, is used to be the focal point of the offense. Goodness knows, he's never been the fourth or fifth option like he would be in Boston.

Marbury has never been the type of complementary piece the Celtics could use right now, and that's why signing him is extremely dicey.
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Boston is basically handing LA the title by adding that cancer :P
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
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why i respect marbs

and why i don't respect james

LeBron James vs. Stephon Marbury: The $150 Shoe vs. the $15 Shoe - NBA FanHouse
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