|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 14, 2012 at 8:10 AM|
The Celtics have filled the roster with 11 players so far with guaranteed contracts. The Celtics have three players signed with non-guaranteed contracts, E'Twaun Moore ($760,000); Kris Joseph ($473,604); Sean Williams ($915,000).
If Danny signs all three , that would only leave one roster spot. I think from my point of view, Sean Williams should go to clear up room for Pietrus, or Dooling. I would hate to see Moore go so soon, and Joseph. So I would be pretty happy with signing Dooling, and than putting Williams on waivers, and signing Pietrus. It will be hard to say goodbye to players like Marquis Daniels. He's been here the past three seasons, and it was nice having him around. I do see the Celtics taking him, if MP decides to play somewhere else, but every season it seems like the roster comes down to a spot or two, and than it comes down to goodbye's.
The Celtics still have hopes for Lee, and Mayo, to make that happen it will be very hard. Here is a rundown of the salaries,and contracts if you haven't seen them already.
SIGNED FOR 2012-13 WITH SALARY ESTIMATES (11)
Guards: Rajon Rondo ($11 million), Avery Bradey ($1.6 million), Jason Terry ($5 million*)
Forwards: Paul Pierce ($16.8 million), Brandon Bass ($6.8 million*), Jeff Green ($9 million*), JaJuan Johnson ($1.1 million), Jared Sullinger ($1.3 million**)
Center: Kevin Garnett ($11 million*), Chris Wilcox ($854,389***), Fab Melo ($1.3 million**)
NON-GUARANTEED 2012-13 CONTRACTS (3)
E'Twaun Moore ($760,000); Kris Joseph ($473,604); Sean Williams ($915,000)
FREE AGENTS FROM 2011-12 SEASON (7)
Restricted: Greg Stiemsma ($1.1 million)
Unrestricted: Keyon Dooling, Mickael Pietrus, Marquis Daniels, Sasha Pavlovic, Ryan Hollins, Jermaine O'Neal
Estimated total salary committed to guaranteed contracts: $66.2 million
(* = Estimated salary; ** = 120% of rookie scale; *** = League pays portion of veteran minimum deal)