CelticsBlog has the skinny (via Hoopsworld and Sam Amico) on Bruce Bowen, and though it’s unclear exactly why, Bowen is apparently not going to be a member of the 2009-10 Boston Celtics.
As Roy Hobbs at CB notes, the level of interest on the Celtics side in signing Bowen is unclear. But Roy is dead on about one thing: If the C’s indeed had interest, it could mean that the team is comfortable delegating back-up point guard duties to House/Daniels, since signing Bowen would give the C’s the maximum 15 players under contract (and therefore require waiving Lester Hudson).
It could also mean that any signing of Bowen was contingent on dealing someone (likely Tony Allen or Brian Scalabrine) to the Pacers in the Daniels deal. With both of those guys on the roster, Bowen’s skill set is probably redundant—especially considering his age.
Then again, he brings something to the table both our main expiring guys don’t. He can hit the corner three (unlike TA), and he can serve as a lockdown defender on shooting guards and some small forwards (unlike Scal).
That said, I don’t think Bruce Bowen is going to determine the balance of power in the East. And I think we’ve also exhausted your (and our) level of interest in the drama surrounding the Celtics 15th man. We’re ready for next season. Let’s get it on.