Ainge hints at plans for ‘Sheed’s contract


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Only yesterday did we learn that Rasheed Wallace has officially taken off his Air Forces for then final time, and already Celtics president Danny Ainge has revealed that he has plans for the two-year, $15-million contract the veteran big man left behind.

As far as what the plan is exactly, Ainge was coy today. But he said it would all be settled soon. The Celtics have been trying to shop the contract all offseason, and Ainge sounds like he’s found someone willing to bite.

“It is probably going to be resolved sooner rather than later,” Ainge said via teleconference. “I expect it to be done before training camp. We have looked at trade possibilities throughout the summer and will continue to look at those, but it will likely all be resolved shortly.”

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The Celtics are still looking to add one more ingredient: a shooter. It’s a position they’re always in the market for.

“I’ve been saying that since last year,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Ainge said if the Celtics add a player it will likely be through the veteran minimum rather than with Wallace’s contract. But with 15 players, Ainge said he was content with the roster as it stands.

“One more piece is possible,” Ainge said. “I like the pieces we have at this stage and would be happy going into training camp with this team. It is possible though we could add another player, most likely for the veteran’s minimum, possibly a trade, but the most likely scenario is for the veteran’s minimum.”