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07/02/2010 - 9:13am
Source: Pierce, C's agree to $61 million deal

Jeff Goodman of WEEI.com/FoxSports.com has learned that Paul Pierce has agreed to a four-year, $61 million deal with the Celtics. The Boston Herald was first to report the agreement. Free contracts can't officially be signed until July 8.

 

Pierce opted out of the final year of his previous contract Wednesday, walking away from what would have been a $21.5 million salary in 2010-11 to test the free-agent waters. 

 

Pierce has long stated that he wanted to retire as a member of the Celtics, and this contract should allow him to do so. The 12-year veteran has scored 19,899 points in his career, third only to John Havlicek (26,395) and Larry Bird (21,791) in franchise history.

 

For more see the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics.


07/02/2010 - 7:51am
Report: Lakers contact Tony Allen

According to a report on Hoopsworld.com the Los Angeles Lakers were one of four teams to contact free agent Tony Allen on Thursday.

 

The New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls also expressed interest in the defensive specialist. The report also claimed that teams are "ready to bid for his services." Allen averaged 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.1 minutes per game last season, but his work guarding LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in the postseason may have elevated his stock as a free agent.

 

For more see the Celtics team page by going to weei.com/celtics.

 

 

 

 

 

 


07/02/2010 - 7:11am
Mashup: Cardinals' La Russa 'out of touch'

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa spoke out this week in support of Arizona's new immigration law, despite the fact that major league players largely have railed against it. One columnist writes that La Russa's decision to make his stance public shows that he is "out of touch" with his players. Plus, the Dutch soccer team is bickering as it prepares to play Brazil in Friday's World Cup quarterfinals. Check out those stories and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.


07/01/2010 - 11:51pm
Source: Celtics first to contact Lee

Jeff Goodman of WEEI.com and FoxSports.com has learned from a source familiar with the situation that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was first to contact free agent forward David Lee once the NBA free agency began after midnight Wednesday night. The 6-foot-9 Lee, 27, played in all 81 regular season games for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. It was Lee's best season, having averaged 13 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest throughout his five-year pro career. He has played in 81 games in each of the last three seasons. For more see the Celtics team page by going to weei.com/celtics.


07/01/2010 - 11:14pm
Source: Varitek out with broken foot

According to a major league source, Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek has suffered a broken foot and will be out 4-6 weeks. WBZ-TV's Dan Roche was first to report the injury. The news comes shortly after it was learned the Red Sox had re-acquired catcher Kevin Cash in a trade with Houston in exchange for infielder Angel Sanchez. Starting catcher Victor Martinez is already on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a fractured thumb on his left hand. For more see the Red Sox team page by going to weei.com/redsox.


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