Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury has signed with Boston, giving the Celtics the backup point guard they wanted to help them push for back-to-back NBA titles.
Hours after Marbury cleared waivers following his messy divorce
from the Knicks, he was dressing for the defending champions' game
against the Indiana Pacers.
The 32-year old Marbury hasn't played a regular-season game in
more than a year while fighting with Knicks management over his
role and, ultimately, a buyout of his $20.8 million contract. The
former All-Star, who alienated Knicks management, teammates and
fans, was waived on Tuesday after he agreed to a settlement.
Coach Doc Rivers said he wasn't concerned about introducing a
potential malcontent into what has been a harmonious locker room, a
domain kept in check by veteran All-Stars like Paul Pierce, Kevin
Garnett and Ray Allen.