Danny Ainge admitted that trading Delonte West was one of the hardest decisions he's made as Boston's president of basketball operations, but three years later he's hoping West, like the players he was swapped for did in 2008, can help bring the team a championship.
Ainge confirmed Wednesday that the Celtics have signed West, adding the 6-foot-4 free-agent guard to Boston's impressive offseason haul.
The Boston Herald first reported the agreement.
"He was one of the toughest guys for me to trade," said Ainge, who sent West, Wally Szczerbiak, the No. 5 pick in the 2007 draft (Jeff Green), and a 2008 second-round pick (Trent Plaisted) to Seattle in exchange for Ray Allen and the No. 32 pick in the 2007 draft (Glen Davis).
The best part of this story is that it's going to get so overblown and overanalyzed, as far as what this means in relation to the Delonte/LeBron's mom rumor. Bill Simmons already got the ball rolling.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, you know.
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ESPN ran its annual ranking of the top pro franchises in each of the 3 major leagues: MLB, NBA and NFL (no NHL because... well, you know why). Rankings were based on a number of fan criteria, including fan relations, ownership, price, etc.