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Eddie House Leaves Team in LA

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.

  • Still enjoying #17

    Welcome Nate! Do us proud.

  • Pete

    Danny Ainge was beenscheduled to speak on WEEI at 3pm since yesterday

  • Cptn Bubbles

    It’s disheartening to see all our picks not work out. Just this year JR, Bill, & Lester gone. Maybe we should just trade our picks for proven players rather than wasting time & money. At least Bill should get a golden opportunity at the Garden to wow the crowds there.

  • sj

    is nate a celtic or not ? its not on headlines or anything.

  • Gilles Gilbert

    We get NA, lose BW, JR, and EH.

    That leaves 12 players on our roster.

  • Tebucky

    3:17 and no Danny. Damnit, I HATE The Big Show.

  • sj

    no thts not right . the trade is
    celtics- nate & macus landry
    knicks- eddie & bill walker & j.r giddens
    we have 13 players on the roster .
    witch is leaugues minumum.

  • bizona

    I don’t get this. I really don’t see how this makes the Celts that much better. I realize Robinson may be a better all-around player than Eddie, but Eddie knows his role and he fits it nicely. He’s also a known commodity in the playoffs and is good for a few clutch 3s. I don’t believe Robinson is going to be a difference-maker and if that’s the case, why bother with this trade? I really don’t see what the Celts get out of this.

  • sj

    key word(s) – Nate explosive shooter and DEFENSE!

  • CF

    This trade doesn’t work in the machine though. It only works if the Celt’s are brought into a 4-way w/ NY/HOU/SAC. But no reports have mentioned this yet. So I don’t even know…. anyone else notice this?

  • mitch

    This is a sad day for all HOUSE fans…no more of that shake(rondo) and bake(house) formula….hopefully nate will do well with us

  • Rob

    I think it is important to remember where our Celts were at a couple of years ago. I am going to trust Ainge because of the championship he has brought us. I would not have been upset if we would have gotten Landry from Houston for Rasheed.

  • rian

    why are they getting rid of one of their BEST bench players, house? House has been increasing his game, and come playoffs, House is known to shine.

  • Josh A

    ok guys. do u think we would of won keeping eddie how we r playing these days. celtics would of lost in the 2nd round. we neeed different energy and some youth. i kno wat i am talking bout