UPDATE (3:23 P.M): The trade deadline has come and gone with no official announcement about the Robinson deal yet from either side or the league. Despite the lack of a confirmation, this deal is done by all accounts, we just may not hear the official word on it until later today/tonight. No report either on when Robinson/Landry would be expected to join the team on their road trip. ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg says he and other team media is expecting to speak with Doc at the team hotel momentarily, so we will keep you posted. (End of Update)
Although we are awaiting final confirmation on the pieces of this deal, this latest report indicates that the deal is definitely done in some form or another. The report again comes from Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald:
Though the Celtics haven’t acknowledged that their trade for Nate Robinson is complete, a team source just confirmed that Eddie House has left the team in Los Angeles, presumably to join the Knicks.
J.R. Giddens, back in Boston recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, is expected to join House as part of the trade. Robinson has also left the Knicks. His locker in Madison Square Garden had been cleaned out prior to New York’s game against Chicago Wednesday night.
Though not yet confirmed, multiple reports are indicating that the deal still stands to be Nate Robinson and rookie Marcus Landry for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker. The move as composed would leave the Celtics with 13 players, the league minimum, so unless Danny has another deal in place, the Celtics will keep Landry, for now anyway as roster filler.
The fact that Danny Ainge is scheduled to speak on WEEI at 3pm indicates to me the team is done dealing. CelticsHub will have a full report of the interview after it goes down.
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