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Done Deal: Greg Stiemsma Agrees to Terms with Minnesota Timberwolves

The whispers were getting louder in recent days that the C’s rookie center was on the verge of leaving town and today our very own Chris Forsberg over at ESPNBoston.com made the confirmation:

Once the offer sheet is signed by Stiemsma, the Celtics will have three days to match the offer for Steamer, who is a restricted free agent. Unfortunately, the C’s will not have the salary cap room to match the deal, making it a formality that the 26-year-old center is heading closer to home in Minnesota. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com is reporting the deal is a one-year pact for about $3 million dollars.

As we’ve discussed before here at the Hub, if there is ever a guy you should feel truly happy for getting a nice payday out of town, Stiemsma is it. After battling overseas and in the D-League for years to get his NBA shot, and first real payday, he’ll have plenty of Boston fans pulling for him while he is out there.

Look for Boston to bring in another free agent power forward/center in the coming weeks to replace him and JaJuan Johnson and help round out the bigs on the roster.

  • yeah

    We love you Greg!

  • Lantrell Walker

    We'll all miss Stiemsma in Boston, disappointed to see him go, but good for him that after all his hard work he's getting the payday and recognition he deserves. Everyone's saying we need another big, but doesn't anyone think that KG, Wilcox and Melo are enough to hold down the fort @ center, the MPG shake down pretty nicely when you look at it. Doc's gonna lower KG's minutes next season to about 24 a game, the other half of basketball could be easily filled out by Wilcox (15 minutes a game) and Melo (9 minutes a game). If it's an absolute must to sign another big body, what does anyone else think about Blatche (talented headcase) or the Birdman (as long as he isn't being charged/prosecuted)?

  • The Green Machine

    Well I dont mind (Blatche) man! He is STILL 25, soon 2 b 26, I think there's room 4 improvement and he is a better rebounder than the birdman. Maybe KG can do sumin with him… I would love Darko 2,so lets c.

  • NZNICK33

    How about making a play for Andrei Kirilenko? If he's considering Brooklyn for the minimum, why not Boston for the mini-MLE?

  • guest

    nobody left celtics and everybody crying 😀
    get a life ,take off your green glasses

    • Lantrell Walker

      No one crying, we're showing respect, class and appreciation, know the difference.

  • Nate

    I’m not saying as goog as steamboat
    But at least wizard Danny reportedly signed jason Collins to vet minimum so we still have biannual and may not use it while filling out with different options at joseph jamar smith dionte C. Mp or dooling we have great problems this off season
    Go celtics title 18!!!!! Yeaaaaaaa :)

    • guest

      in your fucking dreams title 18

  • dslack

    Honestly, I'm a bit surprised that Stiemsma left for this 1-year contract. I wonder if Danny offered 3 years, $6M. If so, Stiemsma might have left some money on the table. I thought he'd leave for 3 years, $9M, not this.

  • Kafel

    Jason Collins huh? I know he is big but I was hoping for someone better.. Good luck to Stiemsma, he played pretty well in his 1st year for us.

  • lambertoresurreccion

    Danny must be replace thres so many mistake like, trade with 3 players & slots for 2013 draft with Lee, how collins compare to Stiemsman

  • Nate

    I hope “guest” who is always on A celtics site and hates them so much enjoys title 18 with us other fans so much since “guest” must have. A secret love for them since he’s here so much

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