The banged-up Celtics needed bodies, and it looks like they picked one up on Monday. According to the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, the C's have acquired guard Terrence Williams to help round out their roster, which has been depleted with injuries.
NBA source tells Globe the celtics are strongly considering signing former New Jersey Net swingman Terrence Williams to 10-day contract gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 18, 2013
Terrence Williams signing is a done deal according to celtics source gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 18, 2013
Williams, 25, starred at University of Louisville under Rick Pitino and has bounced around the basketball world ever since. He was drafted 11th overall in 2009 by the Nets. From there, he's played for the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and joined the Detroit Pistons briefly before the 2012-13 season. After being waived by Detroit, he landed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China.
Washburn reported that Williams needed a clearance letter from the Tigers before his deal with the Celtics could be made official. Williams will meet the Celtics in Denver for their game with the Nuggets tomorrow, according to Washburn.
Veteran forward Larry Sanders, who hasn’t played since December of 2014, has taken to Twitter to get feedback on “Which team do you believe will utilize my skills the best?”
So far, it’s his last team, the Milwaukee Bucks leading, with the Celtics edging the Cavaliers for second place.
Sanders, 27, has been away from basketball after two drug-related suspensions and issues with anxiety and depression led him to accept a buyout from the Bucks. The 6-11 Sanders was a solid rim protector. He averaged 1.8 blocks a game in his career. Could the Celtics, with an already crowded roster, take a flyer on him as a low-cost option?
By Dan Feldman, NBCSports.com Pro Basketball Talk
Michael Jordan might have never said “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”
But that quote has defined him politically.
Whether the perception has been fair or not, he’s clearly trying to change it.
Jordan in ESPN's The Undefeated:
As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.
I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.
Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.
To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
You can read Jordan’s full statement here.