Just completed a conference call with a vacationing Danny Ainge who offered these telling tidbits on the team’s roster situation.
On Sheed’s Contract Situation:
“It is probably going to be resolved sooner rather than later. I expect it to be done before training camp. We have looked at trade possibilities throughout the summer and will continue to look at those, but it will likely all be resolved shortly”
On Adding Another Piece to The Roster:
“One more piece is possible. I like the pieces we have at this stage and would be happy going into training camp with this team. It is possible though we could add another player, most likely for the veteran’s minimum, possibly a trade but most likely scenario is for veteran’s minimum.”
Reading in between the lines here, it sounds like the C’s have explored the trade avenues we all have this season involving Sheed’s contract and haven’t found a good fit.
With the roster filled at 15 now after Luke Harangody was officially signed today, and the team still looking for another shooter on the wing, Sheed being bought out of his deal to free up a roster spot seems likely, if the team agrees to term with a free agent veteran that fills a need a la Larry Hughes.
Much more from this interview on Perk’s status, Shaq’s role with the team and the C’s pursuit of him, on the way…..also extended interviews with Shaq, Doc and new signing Von Wafer and his role with the team.