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Report: Celtics ‘Unlikely’ to Sign Sweetney

Despite playing better than expected this preseason, the Celtics [1] are ‘€œunlikely’€ to commit to a guaranteed contract to keep Michael Sweetney, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports [2]. 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 [3], ‘€œComing 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 [4] over football.

UPDATE: The Celtics waived Sweetney on Thursday.