Monday , Mar , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Done Deal in Boston for Sam Cassell?


Sam Cassell was in his hometown of Baltimore yesterday, preparing to travel to Boston once he clears waivers tonight at 6.  Soon thereafter, the point guard is expected to join former teammates Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen as the final piece of general manager Danny Ainge’s extreme makeover of the Celtics. More stories like this Cassell’s agent, David Falk, said yesterday he expects no last-minute surprises or new entries into the Sam Sweepstakes, such as, perhaps, Dallas owner Mark Cuban.

‘We’ve talked to all the teams that expressed an interest in Sam and nothing is going to change,’ said Falk. ‘He’s still going to sign with the Celtics. The only unknown is if some team claims him off waivers. But I consider that to be highly unlikely.’ For a team to claim Cassell, it must have room to absorb what’s remaining of his $6.15 million salary. He was waived last Thursday by the Clippers after the team negotiated a buyout. Click here for more from the Boston Globe.