Celtics sign Eddie House and Jackie Manuel

Discussion in 'NBA' started by zunami, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. zunami

    zunami Registered Member

    The Celtics signed guards Eddie House and Jackie Manuel this afternoon to one-year contracts, Danny Ainge said.
    "Eddie is one of the best shooters in the league," Ainge said. "He adds firepower to our bench and depth to our backcourt."
    With regard to Manuel, a former North Carolina player, "He's a great defender."
    While no additional moves are imminent, Ainge also said the Celtics "were not done yet."
    Boston has 11 players under contract with the addition of House and Manuel.
    House (6-1) played last season with the Nets, appearing in 56 games and averaging 8.4 points in 16.9 minutes per game. He has played for the Heat, Clippers, Hornets, Bucks, Kings, Suns and Nets in seven seasons in the league after playing in college at Arizona State.
    His best season was 2005-06 when he appeared in 81 games for the Suns and averaged 9.8 points.
    Manuel (6-5) was an undrafted free agent with Orlando at the start of last season but was waived in training camp. He played with the Los Angeles Defenders of the NBA Developmental League and averaged 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds.

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  2. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I believe that House is a good pick up, he's a good player, he can come off the bench and give you instant offense, he doesnt play much defense, but he makes it up with his offense. I don't know much of Jackie Manuel, but if he's a great defender then this is a good pick up as well, because they don't need more scoring, they need people to play defense.
     

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