Boston Celtics Rescind Greg Steimsma Qualifying Offer, Freeing Him to Sign With Minnesota Timberwolves
Based on the new salary cap rules, the Celtics could not offer Stiemsma more than the bi-annual exception (starting at roughly $1.95 million). Stiemsma averaged 2.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 14 minutes per game as a 26-year old rookie in Boston. Prior to Boston, Stiemsma played professionally in Turkey, South Korea, and the D-League.
On Saturday when Stiemsma was set to sign Minnesota’s offer sheet, the Celtics signed center Jason Collins to the veteran’s minimum for one season. Collins will compete with rookies Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo for reserve minutes in the frontcourt.
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