Monday , Jan , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Insider Denies that Celtics Made Commitment to Stephon Marbury

A source close to the situation has said there has been absolutely no verbal commitment between the Celtics [team stats] and disgruntled New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury.

Marbury told the New York Post yesterday that he has an offer from the Celtics should he get free from his deal in New York. Marbury has not played since last April and is currently in a stalemate with the Knicks over the buyout of his $21 million contract.

The source went on to say the two sides have spoken (the Knicks gave Marbury permission to talk with other clubs), and that the Celts would definitely like to add him under the right circumstances. However, the club is not prepared to give him major playing time.‘commitment’_with_Stephon_Marbury/