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Report: Celtics ‘Unlikely’ to Sign Sweetney
Posted By Jessica Camerato On October 22, 2009 @ 4:10 pm In General | No Comments
Despite playing better than expected this preseason, the Celtics are “unlikely” to commit to a guaranteed contract to keep Michael Sweetney, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports . Sweetney averaged 3.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in five preseason games after being out of the NBA for two years. He shot 67% from the field and 86% from the line.
Sweetney has not been shy in expressing his enthusiasm to play for the Celtics. Prior to the first preseason home game he told WEEI.com , “Coming here is just a great moment. Coming in the building was like, wow. But coming into this locker room and the history and just being on this team is just amazing … I’ve never been on a team at the beginning of the season and everybody says, ‘We’re going to make the playoffs.’ But this team has won championships, so it’s a different feeling surrounding it.”
He also gelled quickly with the team’s chemistry, including some friendly trash talking with Rasheed Wallace  over football.
UPDATE: The Celtics waived Sweetney on Thursday.
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 Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: http://greenstreet.weei.com http://twitter.com/YahooSportsNBA/status/5077887801
 he told WEEI.com: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2009/10/09/garden-debut-has-new-vets-feeling-young-again/
 friendly trash talking with Rasheed Wallace: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2009/10/12/football-a-touchdown-for-celtics-chemistry/
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