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Celtics Impact: Bucks-Spurs Trade
Posted By Jessica Camerato On June 23, 2009 @ 8:15 pm In General | 1 Comment
So what does this mean for the Boston Celtics ?
The Spurs are back as a threat in the West.
After owning the Celtics for the majority of the Tim Duncan  era, the Spurs have been susceptible to the Cs over the past three seasons. Now they have re-established themselves as legitimate title contenders in the Western Conference.
The acquisition of Jefferson gives the Spurs an offensive weapon on the perimeter to compliment the frontcourt/backcourt tandem of Duncan and Tony Parker . Last season Michael Finley  started at the small forward position in two games against the Celtics, in which he averaged just seven points (23% FG).
Jefferson, on the other hand, averaged 17 points in three games against the Celtics last season. A seven-year member of the New Jersey Nets , he has a career average of 16.7 points (44.6% FG) against the Cs.
While the Spurs will lose Bowen’s defensive toughness, the addition of Jefferson not only spreads the floor but also adds depth to their often injury-prone lineup to better equip them for a postseason run.
In other NBA news … ESPN the Magazine’s Ric Bucher reported  the Minnesota Timberwolves  are working on a deal to send Randy Foye and Mike Miller  to the Washington Wizards  in exchange for the number five pick in this week’s NBA draft, Oleksiy Pecherov, Darius Songalia, and Etan Thomas. Foye and Songalia were originally drafted by the Celtics.
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 ESPN reported: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4281291
 Milwaukee Bucks: http://media.weei.com/basketball/milwaukee-bucks.htm
 Richard Jefferson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/richard-jefferson.htm
 San Antonio Spurs: http://media.weei.com/basketball/san-antonio-spurs.htm
 Kurt Thomas: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kurt-thomas.htm
 Boston Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Tim Duncan: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tim-duncan.htm
 Tony Parker: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tony-parker.htm
 Michael Finley: http://media.weei.com/basketball/michael-finley.htm
 New Jersey Nets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-jersey-nets.htm
 reported: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4282279
 Minnesota Timberwolves: http://media.weei.com/basketball/minnesota-timberwolves.htm
 Mike Miller: http://media.weei.com/golf/mike-miller.htm
 Washington Wizards: http://media.weei.com/basketball/washington-wizards.htm
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