Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  28 responses

Report: Sam Cassell Traded to Sactown

Talk about being given a reason to retire immediately: “The Sacramento Kings agreed in principle to a deal with the Boston Celtics on Monday night, a league source told ESPN.com. The Celtics will send Sam Cassell and cash to the Kings for a future second-round pick. Barring any changes overnight, the deal is expected to be finalized Tuesday afternoon with the league office.”

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  • Young Chris MP3

    This must only mean that they are about to sign somebody right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com mat smith

    harsh for the guy who basically declared himself an assistant.

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  • John

    guaranteed retiree…

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    It makes sense if he retires and immediatly becomes an official asst coach for the Celts. If not, well that’s just rude.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    It is only right that the originator of the big-ball-dance is traded to ‘Sactown’, no?

  • Luke

    I thought that he was supposed to be an assistant coach for the Celtics next season?

  • Trevor

    The Kings will release him, he will retire and get on the Celts coaching staff.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    TAD wins

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Also, I think the C’s will sign another player AND probably bring Sam back as an assistant. I remember reading on here somewhere that Sam and Ray Allen are the only guys that can “get through to Rondo”.

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    I don’t understand why the Kings agreed to this. They gave up a draft pick for a player that won’t suit up for them, and correct me if I’m wrong (seriously, I haven’t checked), but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have a contract that will make much of a difference when it comes off the books.

  • Funkdoc

    The Kings shouldn’t be allowed in the league. It’s just, c’mon, what IS that? purple shirts, Brad Miller, John McCain, and now Cassell? How you gonna promote that to sponsors?

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Is Zo making another comeback, in green?

  • MeloMan13

    TAD wins by a milee

  • underdog

    No more championship rings for free.

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  • donlaker

    i guess when you politic for a nba ring
    you might end up in san jose /urrrg, sactown
    i hear they have one o.k. resturaunt its vlade divac’s spot but they close early ,and its hard to buy alcohol after 10 pm in sacremeto
    i wonder if sam i am will be working at the crap tables in vegas at the palms…. are they making cap space for starbury’s vetran’s minumum

  • riggs

    TAD wins, trevor close second due to his common sense

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  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    wow. TAD gots so much props for that one, which i agree is genius. as for the trade, i just don’t get it. why would Kings agree to this? how do they benefit from this trade? i’d like to read their official statement if/when this happens.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    this seems odd

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Will Kevin Martin start doing the balls dance now?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Don’t really see what the Kings are doing here besides getting some cash. Sam will probably be let go and perhaps return to the Celtics as part of the coaching staff I expect. Danny Ainge might have a trade up his sleeve since now there’s an open roster spot… I just hope it’s a big man.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Zee! Posted: Feb.17 at 3:11 pm
    Will Kevin Martin start doing the balls dance now?
    I don’t think Kevin Martin, with his slight frame could carry big cajons.

  • doyouwantmore

    Geoff Petrie’s patience finally pays off. This is the trade of a lifetime.

  • MalevolentKing7242

    I like sam i am. Oh well thats that. Something tells me Beantown is gonna sign and reunite the toine-paul duo again. Boston could use that XP and more ubunutu

  • Blinguo

    Kevin Johnson can play more than Sam I Am at this point.

  • Pigott17

    wtf now who the hell is brian scalabrine gonna play one on one before every game!?!?!?

    nows scappie B wont be warmed up to stoke his delicous J