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So long, Leon

Posted by Bob Ryan, Globe Staff  August 12, 2009 03:02 PM

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Are you as bummed out by this as I am?

Leon Powe has been signed by the Cavaliers. Stupid me. I had held out hope the Celtics would get him back in due time.

Didn't they feel they owed him something? Couldn't they have scraped up some good faith money for a player who had done so much for them, and who gamely tried to play even after he messed up the knee in a playoff game?

I guess they decided his knee was absolutely shot. I notice the Cavs are only giving him the minimum, so they're only willing to go so far themselves. But at least they're going somewhere.

After all the great compliments the Celtics paid Leon Powe while he was here, I just thought they would give him the fullest benefit of the most extreme doubt. I loved watching him play. Yeah, I know he was supposed to be a liability on the team defense, but he was their best low-post scorer, and nobody played harder. Geez, nobody's perfect.

And I certainly don't like the idea of him going to a prime rival. I wish he were in Sacramento.

But don't worry. I promise not to take it out on Shelden Williams.

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