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Walker returns to Celtics in shocker

By Chad Ford, ESPN.com

 

 

The Hawks Thursday sent Antoine Walker back to the Celtics in return for Gary Payton, Michael Stewart and Tom Gugliotta, league sources told ESPN Insider Chad Ford.

 

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2004-2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

53 20.4 9.4 3.7 .415 .534

 

 

 

 

Walker is averaging 20.4 points in over 40 minutes a game this season. He played for the Celtics from 1996 to 2003.

 

Payton, who reluctantly came to the Celtics in a summer trade from the Lakers, reportedly was in talks with the Celtics about a contract extension. Payton is eligible to become a free agent after this season.

 

Payton, in his 15th season in the NBA, has started all 54 games this season for the Celtics averaging 32.8 minutes a game.

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Another deal done by celtics:

 

Cavs acquire Welsch for '07 first-round pick

ESPN.com news services

 

 

CLEVELAND ? The Cleveland Cavaliers addressed their need for an outside shooter Thursday by acquiring guard Jiri Welsch from the Boston Celtics for a 2007 first-round draft pick.

 

 

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ESPN Insider Chad Ford reports the Cavs acquired Welsch using a $1.5 million trade exception.

 

Welsch, who started for Boston earlier this season, should help the Cavaliers improve their 3-point shooting. The club is 27th out of 30 teams in the NBA on 3-pointers. Welsch has made 32 of 99 3-point attempts this season.

 

Welsch started 32 of 55 games for the Celtics this season and averaged 7.5 points on 43 percent shooting. He lost his starting job to rookie guard Tony Allen last month and watched his minutes diminish.

 

The Cavaliers have been starting Ira Newble at shooting guard. The 6-7 Welsch, 25, will likely split time at the position and gives the team a much-needed 3-point shooter.

 

"We've been interested in Jiri for some time now and we felt it was the right time to get him here," Cavaliers general manager Jim Paxson said.

 

"He is an aggressive, complete player that can impact offense and defense, so we look forward to his involvement on both ends of the court. Jiri has the talent needed to make the difference for us this season and we look forward to seeing him excel as a Cavalier."

 

The Cavs had been relying on Lucious Harris to fill that role, but he has made just 28 percent of his 3-point attempts this season.

 

Welsch, 25, hit 38 percent of his 3-point shots in 2003-04 for the Celtics.

 

A native of the Czech Republic, Welsch was acquired? along with center Raef LaFrentz? by the Celtics in a multi-player deal that sent Antoine Walker to the Mavericks in October 2003.

 

The No. 16 overall pick in the 2002 draft by the 76ers , Welsch was traded to the Warriors, where he played 37 games as a rookie. The Warriors traded him to Mavericks in 2003 and then he was sent to the Celtics before playing for the Mavericks.

 

Welsch has one year left on his contract for $2.1 million before he can become a restricted free agent. To make room for Welsch, the Cavaliers released rookie forward James Thomas. He signed a 10-day contract with Cleveland on Tuesday, but dressed for just one game.

 

Information from Sports Ticker and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Another deal done by celtics:

 

Cavs acquire Welsch for '07 first-round pick

ESPN.com news services

 

 

CLEVELAND ? The Cleveland Cavaliers addressed their need for an outside shooter Thursday by acquiring guard Jiri Welsch from the Boston Celtics for a 2007 first-round draft pick.

 

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Welsch

 

 

ESPN Insider Chad Ford reports the Cavs acquired Welsch using a $1.5 million trade exception.

 

Welsch, who started for Boston earlier this season, should help the Cavaliers improve their 3-point shooting. The club is 27th out of 30 teams in the NBA on 3-pointers. Welsch has made 32 of 99 3-point attempts this season.

 

Welsch started 32 of 55 games for the Celtics this season and averaged 7.5 points on 43 percent shooting. He lost his starting job to rookie guard Tony Allen last month and watched his minutes diminish.

 

The Cavaliers have been starting Ira Newble at shooting guard. The 6-7 Welsch, 25, will likely split time at the position and gives the team a much-needed 3-point shooter.

 

"We've been interested in Jiri for some time now and we felt it was the right time to get him here," Cavaliers general manager Jim Paxson said.

 

"He is an aggressive, complete player that can impact offense and defense, so we look forward to his involvement on both ends of the court. Jiri has the talent needed to make the difference for us this season and we look forward to seeing him excel as a Cavalier."

 

The Cavs had been relying on Lucious Harris to fill that role, but he has made just 28 percent of his 3-point attempts this season.

 

Welsch, 25, hit 38 percent of his 3-point shots in 2003-04 for the Celtics.

 

A native of the Czech Republic, Welsch was acquired? along with center Raef LaFrentz? by the Celtics in a multi-player deal that sent Antoine Walker to the Mavericks in October 2003.

 

The No. 16 overall pick in the 2002 draft by the 76ers , Welsch was traded to the Warriors, where he played 37 games as a rookie. The Warriors traded him to Mavericks in 2003 and then he was sent to the Celtics before playing for the Mavericks.

 

Welsch has one year left on his contract for $2.1 million before he can become a restricted free agent. To make room for Welsch, the Cavaliers released rookie forward James Thomas. He signed a 10-day contract with Cleveland on Tuesday, but dressed for just one game.

 

Information from Sports Ticker and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Good move, Newble hasn't been too impressive for the Cavs, and they really have little threat behind the arc, Welsch will help both of those problems.

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Why did Walker get traded to Dallas in the first place?

 

Atleast Walker goes to a winning team and reunite with Pierce.

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danny ainge wanted to trade everyone on his roster.

 

 

 

how paul pierce surived is actually shocking.

 

 

 

ainge has no damn clue. not after one year. not after two. he wont have a clue after 5 years.

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Who wants to bet Payton doesn't report to Atlanta..

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I heard the Hawks are going to just waive him and avoid the headache.

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I hope they do, Payton deserves better and Nique knows it. They should waive him and let him sign with the Sonics and let him finish out his career there, not sure how well he'd fit in though with Luke Ridnour playing so well though.

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Payton said this morning he liked Boston. Interesting!

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the celtics are acting like a woman.

 

at first she wanted gary when he acted disinterested and showed off his bad attitude.

 

then the two fooled around for a few months while she continued trying to win him over.

 

later, things were going so well he decided to open his damn mouth and start talking about a commitment.

 

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aaaand now she's back with her longtime ex-boyfriend antoine--the original badass--while gary's left pondering whether to hook up with the lonely fat chick on the block.

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Payton said this morning he liked Boston. Interesting!

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the celtics are acting like a woman.

 

at first she wanted gary when he acted disinterested and showed off his bad attitude.

 

then the two fooled around for a few months while she continued trying to win him over.

 

later, things were going so well he decided to open his damn mouth and start talking about a commitment.

 

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aaaand now she's back with her longtime ex-boyfriend antoine--the original badass--while gary's left pondering whether to hook up with the lonely fat chick on the block.

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I agree, I'll be able to wear my Walker jerseys to Celtics games now, but I think they just pick some guy and try to make it work and stop with all these trades.

 

As to the trade itself based on stats and so forth, I dont really follow basketball that much so I dont know if this will really help the Celtics that much.

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