The Celtics did what I didn’t think they would do: re-sign both Eddie House and Tony Allen. And they gave them 2-year deals. They buy some security, but don’t create long-term salary cap issues.
I’m glad Eddie House is back. He was a nice change of pace for Rajon Rondo, and was able to spread the floor with his 3 point shooting. He was an important part of that playoff run.
The jury is still out on Tony Allen. His injuries have inhibited his progress. We really haven’t seen what he can and cannot do. This next year his knee should be completely healed, and he should have learned its limitations. He can be that dogged defender that James Posey was. But can he keep his head in the game sufficiently to be that 6th man the Celtics need? Only time will tell.
Either way, the team that will defend the NBA championship is beginning to take shape. There are still rumors that Devon George may be of interest. Good defense, and that’s about it.