Thursday , Feb , 26 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Stephon Marbury to Sign for Minimum, May Play Friday

Not long after getting Mikki Moore signed yesterday, the Celtics were able to begin envisioning what Stephon Marbury would look like in their uniform, too.

After months of being embroiled in a soap opera, the Knicks worked out a buyout of Marbury’s $21 million contract yesterday. Two NBA sources said that once the two-time All-Star clears waivers – which is expected to be Friday morning – he will sign with the Celtics for a prorated veteran minimum of $1.3 million for the rest of the season.


In Boston, the 6-foot-2-inch Marbury would be expected to come off the bench, joining Eddie House as the reserve backcourt. He would likely defend the bigger guards and do most of the ball-handling to lessen the pressure on House. If he signs Friday, he could be in uniform against Indiana that night.