|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM|
Source: Stiemsma has outside offer - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston
"Restricted free agent center Greg Stiemsma has received an offer from a new suitor, according to a league source. The Celtics extended a $1.05 million qualifying offer to Stiemsma before the free-agency period, while the Timberwolves have expressed consistent interest in the 6-foot-11 big man this offseason. But while Stiemsma's camp awaits an offer sheet from Minnesota, it appears a third team has entered the fray.
This offer, when formally delivered, will almost certainly price Boston out of the Stiemsma Sweepstakes. Given their cap constraints, the Celtics are unable to match even a modest offer for his services with only the biannual exception ($1.95 million) remaining above a minimum contract and Boston is nearing the luxury tax threshold."
What if the new team was Miami? Or the Lakers? That's how it feels like these days. But I'm sure it's a lottery team hoping Greg can jump in, and help right away. I think a lot of us hoped he could replace the void of Perkins, but those are big shoes to fill, and that just wasn't going to happen.