Tuesday , Mar , 04 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Sam Cassell Expected in Boston Today


Former Los Angeles Clippers point guard Sam Cassell cleared waivers on Monday night and was planning to fly to Boston on Tuesday to sign with the Celtics.’We anticipate him being a member of the Celtics,’ team spokesman Jeff Twiss said. ‘He is not a member of the Celtics until he signs, which will not be until he gets into town sometime (Tuesday).

Cassell was virtually begging to be let go by the Clippers, who owed him $6.1 million this season in the final year of his contract, and be signed by the Celtics. He got his wish on Thursday, when Los Angeles bought out his contract and waived him. The Celtics were allowed to sign him as of 6 p.m. Monday night, but Cassell was expected to finalize the deal when he arrived in town. Whether he suits up for Wednesday night’s game against Eastern Conference rival Detroit is up to coach Doc Rivers…Click here for more from SportsIllustratedCNN.com.