how has damon stoudamire been playing this year and last? looks like he's either going to be traded or bought out and the celtics are one team who is very interested in him as a backup. can he still play?
Source: Grizz, Stoudamire near buyout; Suns, Celtics favorites to sign him
Damon Stoudamire is close to reaching a buyout agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies that would allow the 34-year-old point guard to sign as a free agent with either the Boston Celtics or the Phoenix Suns, a source told ESPN.com on Saturday.
There remained a possibility, however, that the Grizzlies would decide against a buyout if one of several teams seeking Stoudamire upped its offer in trade talks.
Either way, a resolution was expected within the next several days.
The Celtics, Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets have all discussed trade possibilities with the Grizzlies to acquire Stoudamire, the 1996 Rookie of the Year and a 12-year veteran. Stoudamire was the Grizzlies' starting point guard over the first two months of the season before rookie Mike Conley was promoted. Stoudamire has not played since Dec. 30.
A source with knowledge of the trade talks said the situation also was being impacted by the possibility of Sam Cassell being traded or bought out by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cassell is in the final season of a contract paying him $6.156 million. Stoudamire is earning $4.35 million this season and has one season remaining at $4.65 million, half if which is guaranteed.
Of the five teams known to be seeking Stoudamire, the Celtics appear to have the greatest need. Boston does not have a true point guard behind starter Rajon Rondo, a second-year pro who has missed three of the past four games with back and hamstring injuries.
Dash: I fell asleep in the 3rd quarter of both games. Bucks/Hawks was hype though.
Jul 9, 2021 15:09:12 GMT -4
Dash: Bucks are not a good team and are only in because Nets/Hawks got injured. They look several steps behind Phoenix.
Jul 9, 2021 15:10:33 GMT -4
sativa417: I'm not a Chris Paul fan, since I hate his flopping and Grizz played his Clipps in some good playoff series, so he's like the enemy to me, but still a great player, so down for him finally getting a ring. Crazy Suns are where they are now. When James Jones
Jul 9, 2021 21:48:49 GMT -4
sativa417: took over as GM, people were crapping on some of his moves, but he's put together a hell of a team
Jul 9, 2021 21:49:31 GMT -4
kfilament: its interesting how everyone wanted to put an asterisk next to last years champions, but honestly this year seems fluky as hell with injuries, etc., but yeah, hate CP3 as a grizz fan by not mad to see him win one.
Jul 13, 2021 16:29:30 GMT -4
kfilament: Pumped the Bucks gonna do it.
Jul 20, 2021 23:38:17 GMT -4
kfilament: Lol entire bucks team celebrating without Giannis
Jul 20, 2021 23:45:45 GMT -4
Dash: Feel bad for Paul and Booker. Ayton was so ass.
Jul 23, 2021 15:56:29 GMT -4
kfilament: Draft night and for once I am not worried the Grizz are going to fuck themselves on national TV
Jul 29, 2021 17:47:08 GMT -4