February 17, 2009

Celtics Trade Cassell to Kings, Ainge Confirms

I'm impressed that Cassell is still able to be in the league..

Celtics Trade Cassell to Kings, Ainge Confirms source

Celtics president Danny Ainge confirmed that guard Sam Cassell has been dealt to the Sacramento Kings for a protected second-round pick.

The move allows the Celtics to have one available spot now on their 15-man roster, which could be helpful in a trade or in signing a free agent. The trade deadline is Thursday.

According to a source, the Kings are expected to waive Cassell and a team needing a veteran point guard may claim him off waivers.

Cassell, 39, has yet to play this season. He averaged 7.6 points and 2.1 assists for Boston last season after signing as a free agent March 4 following his buyout from the Clippers.

Posted at February 17, 2009 12:19 PM