Source: Milicic signing with Celtics



Ellie Cutler ellenkcutler at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 20 21:38:15 UTC 2012


Dooling was just waived/retired, so that should open up a guard spot.


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 From: Alex Goldblatt <alex.goldblatt at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Source: Milicic signing with Celtics
 
I believe we already have 14 under contract, to retain the last one we have
to drop all rooks attending the camp.

My bet is that Christmas will take the last spot.

AG

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, wrote:

> I need CBA help here.  If the Cs sign Milicic, and sign one of the others
> for the year - Joseph, for example - can they, later in the season,
> jettison one of those two to pick up the traditional
> "late-in-the-season-veteran" guy to help in the playoff run?  I know they
> can buy him out, thus dealing with his contract, and I know that that
> doesn't impact the cap ramifications,  but does his roster spot then open
> up?
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> The Boston Celtics plan to enter training camp next week  with a slew of
> new faces, with Darko Milicic being among them.
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> A league  source confirmed to CSNNE.com that Milicic, the No. 2 overall
> pick in the 2003  NBA draft, will sign a one-year deal with the Celtics
> next
> week for the  veteran's minimum.
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> The signing of Milicic will give the C's 14 guaranteed  contracts heading
> into training camp which begins Sept. 29.
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> When the  Celtics signed Jason Collins, it was believed that Collins would
> be the final  big man added to the mix.
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> However, the C's couldn't resist the  opportunity to add the 7-foot Milicic
> who has shown progress since beginning his  career in Detroit where his
> minutes were limited by a trio of all-star big men  (Ben Wallace, Rasheed
> Wallace and Antonio McDyess).
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> Signing Milicic to a veteran's minimum contract gives the C's  tremendous
> flexibility.
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> If the 27-year-old doesn't fit in, the investment  is so minimal that a
> parting of the ways would not have a significant impact on  the franchise's
> flexibility moving forward.
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> But if Milicic turns out to  come close to living up to his lofty billing
> leading up to the 2003 NBA draft,  the C's will once again have themselves
> a
> steal.
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> Milicic reportedly had  at least one offer in Europe for significantly more
> than he will earn with the  C's.
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> As for his role with the Celtics, training camp will dictate where  he fits
> in.
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> Milicic will now be in the mix for playing time with Chris  Wilcox, Jared
> Sullinger, Fab Melo and Collins as the backup center behind Kevin  Garnett.
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> The domino effect of Milicic's signing next week will be that it  leaves
> just one roster spot for the handful of players in camp with
>  non-guaranteed
> contracts. That group includes second-round pick Kris Joseph,  summer
> league
> standouts Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas, in addition to former  Notre
> Dame big man Rob Kurtz who played in France last year, and former Gonzaga
> guard Micah Downs who played in Russia last year.
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