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Although costly, Danny Ainge sees value in extra guaranteed deals

Post by bobheckler on Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:59 am

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Although costly, Danny Ainge sees value in extra guaranteed deals



Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin tosses a basketball during warmups before the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Shane Larkin averaged 5.8 points and 3.2 assists over three NBA seasons with the Mavericks, Knicks, and Nets.
CARLOS OSORIO/AP/FILE 2016



By Adam HimmelsbachGLOBE STAFF



JULY 26, 2017



The Celtics last week signed veteran point guard Shane Larkin to a one-year deal, meaning they are in position to enter training camp with 16 guaranteed contracts. That number will need to be whittled to 15 by the start of the regular season, but it has become a familiar approach for the franchise.

Boston had 16 players on guaranteed deals in training camp two seasons ago before Perry Jones III was waived. They had 16 guaranteed contracts last year, too, as James Young ultimately beat out R.J. Hunter for the final roster spot.

“It’s not ideal, because some guaranteed money gets thrown out,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. “But I think it gives us an opportunity to have competition, but also see more players we’ve followed and watched and looked at. And it’s another good indication that ownership is really willing to spend money to give us these luxuries, these opportunities to see more players. It speaks a lot to them as much as anything.”


Last season, Larkin averaged 13.6 points, 5.3 assists, and 3 rebounds per game for the Spanish club Baskonia, which competes in the Euroleague. The 5-foot-11-inch point guard was selected with the 18th pick of the 2013 draft and averaged 5.8 points and 3.2 assists over three NBA seasons with the Mavericks, Knicks, and Nets.

“Shane, we felt like, was one of the best players in Europe this year,” Ainge said. “He’s really improved his playmaking abilities and we thought he had a terrific year. He has great speed and he’s a terrific shooter. We think he’s a better shooter than his numbers indicate. So we just really like his speed and his ability to get into the paint.”


The Celtics last week officially signed German forward Daniel Theis. The 25-year-old averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 61.8 percent from the floor for the Euroleague team Brose Bamberg last season.

“He’s at a good age,” Ainge said. “He’s 25 years old, he’s coming off three good years in Germany. He’s a tough kid. He’s got good athleticism. He can make a 3-point shot and he’s a versatile kid. He’s just a good, athletic, hard-playing kid.”




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Post by gyso on Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:48 am

Who makes the team, Shane Larkin or Daniel Theis? If they both make the team, who is the 3rd man out?

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Post by dboss on Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:18 am

I am thinking that Larkin makes the team because Jackson is gone and IT has the hip injury.

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Post by kdp59 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:46 am

don't forget Nader and Ojeleye basically play the same position and to could end up competing for one roster spot.

meaning that both Theis and Larkin could both make the final roster.

I think that is more likely right now.
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Post by dboss on Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:18 am

Nadar listed as a SF Semi as a PF. Theis PF.

There is a lot of duplication on this team. I think Larkin sticks for the reasons already mentioned. I think Semi sticks because of his offensive/defensive skills.

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Post by red16russ11 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:47 pm

It's a long time to wait, I know..........but we all have to wait and see what happens. I'm not giving any thought at all as to who has to be cut before seeing them play. This is the third year in a row we have had this, and it's always been great fun. Let's also not forget that we can only dress 13 for a game. Which means that even when we get down to 15, 2 will have to spend time in the G-League. The good news for us, of course, is that whoever it is will be better than Jackson, Mickey or Young!
There could also be a trade (2 for 1), or an injury......it will be a fun time, and I'm willing to wait
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Post by fierce on Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:52 pm

We'll know for sure after 2 months.

August and September is for football fans.

NBA and Celtic fans will have to wait late September and early October for NBA action.
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