First of all, I realize this post may be premature. If Lester Hudson clears waivers on Friday, he could be coming right back to the Celtics with a ten-day contract. His stay as an unemployed basketball player could end almost as quickly as it began; I realize these things.
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Wow, can’t say I saw this one coming. A few days after seeing the first significant action of his playing career, the Globe reports Lester Hudson has been waived by the Boston Celtics.
In a rather shocking move, the Celtics waived guard Lester Hudson just before the deadline that the team had to guarantee his contract for the rest of the season, Hudson participated in the team’s shootaround this morning and I talked to him about his contract and he had no idea whether his deal was guaranteed or whether he would be waived.
If Hudson clears waivers (and I’m assuming he will), he will be eligible to sign a 10-day contract with the Celts.
As a sign of just how cold-hearted the NBA can be, the team had Hudson travel to Miami and participate in the team’s morning workout, then waived him right after.
Does this mean the Celtics are looking to fill his roster spot? Or merely that they didn’t want him around long enough to guarantee the full term of his contract (which would have happened after today)?
I’m not sure. I guess we’ll find out in the coming days.
I’m not going to tell you I wasn’t happy with the way J.R. Giddens and Lester Hudson played; I was. Both players did a solid job, providing good defense and (mostly) intelligent play. They brought energy, exuberance and enthusiasm, helping to cancel out the skill and experience lost to injury.
I just wish they’d both been more aggressive.
In the first half of the Maine-Erie matchup last night, it looked like the Red Claws were rolling to another big win. This wasn’t exactly surprising – Maine has defeated Erie three times this season, and that trend continued as they won 94-86. Maine came out of the gate with a lot of energy, rolling to a 17-point lead at halftime. Was another blowout in the offing? All they had to do was keep their energy at similar levels in the second half and they’d be fine. They were headed to another win, to be sure.
I’ve always dreamed of being an NBA coach. Especially the coach of my beloved Boston Celtics. So, for today’s column I’m going to make my dream come true and pretend that I am Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers. And since it’s the first day of 2010, I had to decide what my new years resolution would be. Happy new year to all, and I hope you enjoy!
Here’s my list of New Year’s Resolutions, in no particular order: Read more »
Much like your Boston Celtics, the Maine Red Claws faced a top-notch team yesterday after recently some of their best players. The two NBAers assigned to the team from Boston, Bill Walker and Lester Hudson, were brought back due to injuries in the parent club. After losing to lowly Bakersfield on Sunday night, there was every reason to have concern about the big game against Iowa Thursday afternoon. Would the Claws come out and disappoint another sellout crowd in the Portland Expo?