via Eric Freeman & The Baseline:
According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, the Celtics are close to signing Shaq. The deal will likely be for one year at something close to the veteran minimum, but no details are known at this time.
It’s a interesting deal for the Celtics. With Kendrick Perkins due to miss several months with his knee problems, the Celtics desperately need help inside beyond Jermaine O’Neal in the middle. That gives them two aging players inside who should be able to help, even if they’re not at their best.
The O’Neal bros & Von Wafer. Hmmm.
Shaun Livingston suffered what was widely considered a career-ending knee injury playing against Charlotte in 2007.
Just over three years later, he’s joining the Bobcats to continue his comeback and help plug their hole at point guard.
“Yes,” agent Henry Thomas said, “how ironic.”
Thomas confirmed on Wednesday his client was headed to Charlotte but didn’t provide financial figures. Yahoo! Sports reported it was a two-year deal worth $7 million.
I’m happy to see MJ & the Bobcats organization giving the kid a shot. Good luck in Charlotte, Shaun.
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