Sports Tonight: NBA Free Agency 7-5-10
Tue, 6 Jul 2010|
Felger and Meterparel are joined by Cedric Maxwell of the WEEI Celtics Radio Network to discuss the Celtics Free Agents and other NBA Free Agents as well including Amare Stoudemire and Lebron James.
We thought the Mohegan Sun high -- and I thought we're gonna resides and apparently not in the NBA. Expensive free agent agreement so far coming off before the latest. Amare Stoudamire tonight. With the New York Knicks another twenty million dollar max contract plays the other numbers Paul Pierce got one of those. All by the way from the Boston Celtics at the end of last week how we feel about all best. Welcome into the program everybody happy fourth of July weekend like. -- -- in April and Cedric Maxwell on the Dick's Sporting Goods Hall of Fame. Four years for Paul Pierce max for today. I guess they had to because they want the player and I think of the four years he goes to be a free agent but he. Is that smart business -- well I got I think what you're toddler right now what the focus when did you use that seat in the it. Think it would Kevin Garnett contract two years at all in his -- -- popped his head leverage and that's we use. He had to get Paul Pierce in the poll even have more additional years and that's where it life. But -- that's the thinking they were talking about as Garnett suffered through and after his contracts off the books the only guy. Left on the books that you -- is Rajon Rondo now that is -- year that I believe Kevin Durant could be a free agent depending what happens in -- restricted here and Carmelo Anthony. Will be an unrestricted free agent. The Celtics. I give bringing back all these old timers for one or two more years because what else they gonna do what then don't you really set yourself up. Read that created here before giving their support here as. They've taken some thought the running our kids to read -- on both well one of things to talk about maybe twelve years left of the years that contract might look a lot more interest. Nothing -- Hamas having leverage in May be unique contract which is they. Contract right now which is up in that it's not going to be -- more so I think you look at that what a similar situation. Right now how far do you go to right there's report today NBA dot com Cavaliers will target right now. At the next at Miami perhaps he does a definite number of suitors. But what the Celtics right now -- hesitant to give Ray -- three or four years right well I think what you look that Ray Allen and I would like to give real. That they race you have leverage right now. Played we'll have a pretty -- -- a pretty good you considered him the ball and then in the late in the season though you look at what he did not have. Good opportunity did he miss shots he was that all but thirteen gave that people back so Ray Allen is another guy but they have put -- over the years I think that's what comfortable. As you said just bring a ball back Green Bay had a what. What you bring back the guy who gave you about 10% of effort to got to the playoffs that he wrapped up about 70%. Until he ran out of gas because he was a lot of shape and of course. We're talking about Rasheed Wallace. Some of the best news I think Celtics fans can possibly hurt at the final rule whatever she was retiring like what a gift on the basketball -- but now you might be changing well. That you look at like this I think right now the so -- fans can't look at like this that you don't happen to them from the late. Immediately perk probably will not be back until maybe sometimes in December maybe January so you -- the big bodies as -- you can't. Especially experience. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Here's a guy who. Look at these guys fit the I don't wanna play anymore I wanna go off what my wife of one -- -- -- but sometimes we haven't been here action when you are in the position you with the. Especially after an emotional loss but why didn't want him back. Well that stuff like that they give the look and they don't have Sutter if you don't have another got a ball forward don't have. You still have a similar speaking give you quality minutes this is an opportunity right now forgot that you of that play of that you you -- deterrent factor all that. But I think I author of that got a way to get any -- -- is actually sold Brad Miller I think Brad -- is out there. -- -- -- the -- mid level exception but he's definitely got the Celtics have to target it is I don't know it's just -- Gary -- here because -- to get older. -- you know here's the thing about in -- -- you look at it this way. This team with about six minutes wait when he ignored the world championship so if your management right now. You grab everybody back together they bring the band back -- -- that we went up but max I mean I felt there was a big opportunity for them this year what I told you Paul Harris had a good chance opt out -- contract he looked at me like I was not but I always try to get well you know but -- a pathetic that you -- nobody here give populace goes in and he -- this -- twenty billion because six the hell why don't usually not a -- ask why you can't I got -- I asked why do you want but it was an opportunity. Here's opts out renounce his rights Rasheed that he's gonna retire encourage him to get Al lot of here Ray Allen plot what you mean you let that money under the bought. And then you try to creatively get one other younger better free agent like you don't have the money on the books because rusty Wallace's contract. Is still in the books together the popular you might still be owed money -- cozy -- -- that's how it's called a buy out that that is still on the on the books. You're not going to be under the cap already -- what those cap numbers are with the guys you have so you not -- to get out -- do the math you can't get a Rudy -- that you can't get those guys you talk about getting don't get about fifty million dollar you have got it. Next best thing to do is maybe get the bay and back get -- -- -- bat you can and that's what we're. Our -- what would you do with a hundred million dollars Amare Stoudamire five years 100 cool mil from the next. I think arguably he was one of the best players in the second half of the season in the NBA last year great offensive force but what does this mean now for LeBron james' decision well the run. Did make some pretty easy I think that now is nothing to look at the Knicks. As another piece within their if you want to go to Chicago to me is still the got the the plates I think he's done in that I think he has more pieces they have more opportunities this whole thing about the weight of -- and all these guys pulling together. I don't see that happen what thing happened Chris Bosh has to make more money than anybody else. The way to salads and set up and I don't see LeBron James take in the second. Be effective filled the -- by the -- LeBron James story amazing I mean dead to me I'd -- it it's fascinating this is the biggest free agent in history of sports just about I think -- -- Well in the history of sports Eric Young while others I mean oh yeah it's not that we -- our. But there are international soccer side of that and I idolized -- an American sports in US American sports is the biggest free agent ever -- I would have. Baseball players don't compare one -- went to the Texas Rangers what does that mean night I I think is the single most important free agent in American sports history. And we still don't know where he's going like using these stories of these big things about. There's a tip off or is going somewhere I don't know that is good with the NBA and it is there any other sport it's a do you have dull days right now oh. Baseball so why not have the best player right now the previous week. Of all time an opportunity to go elsewhere. Fight and it's amazing and I got greeted skeptically but you think Mir thinks New York still a possibility -- definitely I always tell -- your -- should have been behind on the west what you say no way that's why. Well the reason -- fit in New York isn't as important you've got to hit us with opportunities. Opportunity right now -- yet to win the championship they did just that the other day in business news. It said that what's hip dude when attempt at. He won't make -- woman because it 300 million people in China who played basketball who gets his Jersey they -- right now the Kobe Bradford because he won the championship if he wants it both free market. It's what could be the Chinese market we have more people playing basketball that live in the United States. All right max bring the band back together you'll be playing drums his decision after I. Well back -- -- itself could -- -- -- Blakely has you covered logon to CBS and any dot com your online home. For Comcast sports net.