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Title: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: celticpride07 on February 22, 2013, 08:26:40 PM
@SherrodbCSN: #Celticstalk: #Celtics Doc Rivers confirms the C's close to signing forward D.J. White to a 10-day contract.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: timobusa on February 22, 2013, 08:29:02 PM
another undersized player. woooooo
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: hpantazo on February 22, 2013, 08:31:18 PM
A poor man's Brandon Bass. Ugh!
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: eugen on February 22, 2013, 08:31:39 PM
How about signing Dr Hoo for 3 days contract?
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: celticpride07 on February 22, 2013, 08:33:01 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Cman on February 22, 2013, 08:33:34 PM
Solid move. This is a stop gap measure while we wait to learn of big man buy outs.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: timobusa on February 22, 2013, 08:33:47 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: hpantazo on February 22, 2013, 08:34:32 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

why should he sign them if Doc won't play them anyway?
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Birdman on February 22, 2013, 08:34:51 PM
does Danny know this isnt a 6-9 and under league????????
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: LooseCannon on February 22, 2013, 08:38:16 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

Maybe he feels that he will never find any 7-footers who can surpass the bar set by Mikki Moore, Ryan Hollins, and Jason Collins.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: timobusa on February 22, 2013, 08:39:02 PM
does Danny know this isnt a 6-9 and under league????????

Hahahaha!
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: eugen on February 22, 2013, 08:42:17 PM
Solid move. This is a stop gap measure while we wait to learn of big man buy outs.

I bet DA met him in Shopping Center...
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: kozlodoev on February 22, 2013, 08:45:55 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

Maybe he feels that he will never find any 7-footers who can surpass the bar set by Mikki Moore, Ryan Hollins, and Jason Collins.
We tried one today. He turned us down.

Too bad they couldn't get him to suit up today, though -- could have gotten some burn with Garnett's maintenance day and all.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: eugen on February 22, 2013, 08:47:47 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

DA does not like players taller than him...thats why he is traying to explore chinese league :D
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: hpantazo on February 22, 2013, 08:48:12 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

Maybe he feels that he will never find any 7-footers who can surpass the bar set by Mikki Moore, Ryan Hollins, and Jason Collins.
We tried one today. He turned us down.

Too bad they couldn't get him to suit up today, though -- could have gotten some burn with Garnett's maintenance day and all.

he was smart to turn us down, Doc would never play him
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: kozlodoev on February 22, 2013, 08:50:36 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: eugen on February 22, 2013, 08:52:16 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you know the free cup space that Danny has?
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: hpantazo on February 22, 2013, 08:54:34 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on February 22, 2013, 08:56:52 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: ScottHow on February 22, 2013, 08:59:33 PM
Maybe he will revert to his college stats, *drinks vodka*
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: timobusa on February 22, 2013, 09:00:15 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL

I think he meant CUP SIZE, dannys been gaining weight...
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: eugen on February 22, 2013, 09:05:26 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL

I think he meant CUP SIZE, dannys been gaining weight...

Have you ever heard about salary cup space?
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: timobusa on February 22, 2013, 09:08:50 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL

I think he meant CUP SIZE, dannys been gaining weight...

Have you ever heard about salary cup space?

Im dying over here..

I hate to be the one to break it to you.

It's CAP not CUP.

Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: OsirusCeltics on February 22, 2013, 09:12:05 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

Maybe he feels that he will never find any 7-footers who can surpass the bar set by Mikki Moore, Ryan Hollins, and Jason Collins.

Hahaha missing point blank layups is a skill Danny can't get enough of
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: cltc5 on February 22, 2013, 09:14:40 PM
He's now the only White guy on the team :-X
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: vinnie on February 22, 2013, 11:45:07 PM
Does Danny still go to the brain doctor before signing players, or is that farce over?
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: beklog on February 22, 2013, 11:48:09 PM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL

I think he meant CUP SIZE, dannys been gaining weight...

Have you ever heard about salary cup space?

Im dying over here..

I hate to be the one to break it to you.

It's CAP not CUP.

LOOOOOLLLLLL
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: kozlodoev on February 22, 2013, 11:53:06 PM
That was quite entertaining. And yes, I do - Ainge said prior to the deadline that we can add "probably two" vet minimum guys.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: BballTim on February 23, 2013, 12:07:49 AM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL

I think he meant CUP SIZE, dannys been gaining weight...

  I thought he was slimming down a little, not going to comment on the cup size thing though.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on February 23, 2013, 12:47:23 AM
So we're just signing people to 10 day contracts until somebody good gets bought out
Yeah, a whole day after the trade deadline and we still have roster spots open -- what's up with that?!

Do you no the free cup space that Danny has?

I hope he doesn't know Danny's "cup space" !

LOL

I think he meant CUP SIZE, dannys been gaining weight...

Have you ever heard about salary cup space?

Im dying over here..

I hate to be the one to break it to you.

It's CAP not CUP.

I almost fell over when I saw the BOLD CAPS then I scrolled down... I'm almost dead in here!!! Too funny!
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: mr. dee on February 23, 2013, 12:51:40 AM
He's now the only White guy on the team :-X
He's our new Scal  ;D
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: connor on February 23, 2013, 07:27:37 AM
Solid move. This is a stop gap measure while we wait to learn of big man buy outs.

Completely agree. Danny is just bringing in some bigger bodies to help eat up some minutes while waiting to see if there are any surprise buyouts. The kid was playing pretty well in China, which I know doesn't mean much in terms of being able to play in the nba, but it seems like we may have already gotten lucky with Terrence Williams so maybe lightning strikes twice.  A little more depth behind Bass at the 4 will let Doc have the option of playing Green more at SF where he has been playing well lately.

Don't immediately trash the move because he isn't a 7 footer, Danny tried to pair him with a 10 day contract for Tim Ohlbrecht but he turned it down (which I've never heard of a D-league player doing). I expect 2 or 3 more 10 day contracts to be tested out before they finally settle on who to fill the roster out with.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: ssspence on February 23, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

You don't need to be 7 feet to play PF.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: krook on February 23, 2013, 08:55:56 AM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

You don't need to be 7 feet to play PF.

here is the problem.........

d'j' white 10 days contract how can we see if d'j' white is a good pick-up if doc will bench him? right? so... green starting at 4 and white as back-up at 4...bass is out... we should have traded this guy for a center...

hate d.j. white 69 as center
danny will add a buy out player for sure or overseas CENTER or d-league
bass will be out of rotation also wilcox maybe 7 minutes a game
melo 1 or 2 or 3 minutes only
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: tonyto3690 on February 23, 2013, 12:45:37 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.
Sorry, but quality legit 7 footers are a premium and if they were worth signing they'd already be on a team. 

The rest of the NBA does not cater to serve as a pipeline of talent for the Celtics.  It doesn't work that way.  Other teams want those amazing 7 feet tall, great rebounders, great defensive players with NBA range just as much as you, me, and Ainge do.

It's this kind of moronic thinking that leads to all the "FIRE AINGE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO CLONE DWIGHT HOWARD AND SIGN HIM FOR VET MIN CONTRACTS" posts.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Pucaccia on February 23, 2013, 12:57:50 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.
Can you name a legit 7 footer that is available? Just curious..
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: triboy16f on February 23, 2013, 05:23:16 PM
when is this deal going to finalize? does DJ WHITE have another offer?

Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: lightspeed5 on February 23, 2013, 07:04:45 PM
im a little tired of the obsession with 7 footers. there are no 7 footers available that can play effective basketball. 7 footers, let alone those  that can play NBA basketball, do NOT grow on trees.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: triboy16f on February 23, 2013, 07:27:32 PM
im a little tired of the obsession with 7 footers. there are no 7 footers available that can play effective basketball. 7 footers, let alone those  that can play NBA basketball, do NOT grow on trees.

agreed. Usually 7 ft guys lack co ordination, quickness and athleticism. If they have it like Mcgee, they lack bbiq.

If you can find a 6'9-6'11 guy with large wingspan or vertical leap or both, and usually they have the things i list above plus bbiq , than you are going to be pleased.

DJ White's minor problem is , he should rebound better. Maybe leaving for China has made him hungrier. For a pf he has ok height at about 6'9, large wingspan, leaping skills, hands. I've seen him rebound and he aint no melo. Actually pretty good. Just needs to go after it with a little more agression
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Surferdad on February 23, 2013, 09:08:16 PM
i think danny is allergic to legit 7 footers.

You don't need to be 7 feet to play PF.

here is the problem.........

d'j' white 10 days contract how can we see if d'j' white is a good pick-up if doc will bench him? right? so... green starting at 4 and white as back-up at 4...bass is out... we should have traded this guy for a center...

hate d.j. white 69 as center
danny will add a buy out player for sure or overseas CENTER or d-league
bass will be out of rotation also wilcox maybe 7 minutes a game
melo 1 or 2 or 3 minutes only
I really really doubt it.  Melo is getting ZERO minutes unless there is a major injury like KG going down. Melo is simply not NBA-ready.  Wilcox' minutes will go up, significantly.  He is currently the backup center and works well in an uptempo system which Doc will HAVE to play to make up for the lack of front court size. As far a Bass, some don't like him but he has a fairly reliable jumpshot and can defend pretty well.  That's a perfect role on this team, especially as a starter. 
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Galeto on February 24, 2013, 05:54:56 AM
My feelings about DJ White are that it looks like more of the same big men Ainge has been rolling out there for several years now, which is frustrating.  White's another poor rebounding big who is a pick and pop, not pick and roll player.  I understand size and rebounding are hard to come by on the marginal market but [dang], this guy is a bigger Bass. 
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Celtics4ever on February 24, 2013, 06:01:58 AM
Quote
My feelings about DJ White are that it looks like more of the same big men Ainge has been rolling out there for several years now, which is frustrating.  White's another poor rebounding big who is a pick and pop, not pick and roll player.

One could argue that we have not had many low post players during the Doc regime. JO, Shaq, Big Al, Powe and non of them last awhile.  Our system is about spacing and jumpshots.  Doc seems a prisoner to his system and unable to adapt if for a true post player.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 24, 2013, 01:26:41 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
#celticstalk: D.J White is with the #Celtics here in Portland, but his clearance paperwork from China has yet to arrive.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: azzenfrost on February 24, 2013, 01:36:34 PM
Maybe because Doc joked about it. They can be pretty sensitive at times.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: triboy16f on February 25, 2013, 10:32:10 AM
A. Sherrod Blakely ‏@SherrodbCSN
#celticstalk: D.J White is with the #Celtics here in Portland, but his clearance paperwork from China has yet to arrive.

i'm ultra glad to hear this. We need this guy. Bass and Wilcox are not doing much underneath the basket either on offense or defense.

I hope it clears soon
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: danglertx on February 25, 2013, 10:40:47 AM
Two points.  First, do they not have fax machines in China?  What the heck is the holdup on this paperwork?  Can't they cyber steal the plans for a fax machine from some American company and get some paper work done?

Secondly, there are talented 7ft'ers out there that can contribute.  Maybe they aren't stars who can do it all but there are the Stiemsmas out there who can do one or two things well and contribute for short minutes.  I'd guess there are hundreds of guys out there who, if given the opportunity and the right circumstances, could be very good players in the NBA.

Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: kozlodoev on February 25, 2013, 11:03:02 AM
I'd guess there are hundreds of guys out there who, if given the opportunity and the right circumstances, could be very good players in the NBA.
Yeah, millions. They're not in the NBA just because of the evil Illuminati conspiracy.

 ::)
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: gar on February 25, 2013, 01:42:25 PM
Any reports a his availability for tonights game. Can't see how if Wilcox can't win Doc's trust and get more than 15 min. a night. Can't imagine he will get more.

Also wonder if C's are looking at whether Hakim Warwick will be released. In other words waiting on DJ white until waiver Picture is clearer.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: beklog on February 27, 2013, 08:18:56 PM
Finally!!

"With the arrival of a clearance letter from the Chinese Basketball Association on Wednesday, the Boston Celtics will sign free agent forward D.J.

White will likely be activated for the Celtics' Friday game against Golden State."

-Yahoo! Sports
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: danglertx on February 27, 2013, 08:59:57 PM
I'd guess there are hundreds of guys out there who, if given the opportunity and the right circumstances, could be very good players in the NBA.
Yeah, millions. They're not in the NBA just because of the evil Illuminati conspiracy.

 ::)

Well I don't know how it went from hundreds to millions but every foreign player who is now playing in the NBA WAS playing overseas at one point.  So everyone one of those guys would be examples. 

Then there are the D-League guys like Steamer.  There must be 10 or so of them a year.  Then you'd have to think of all the former NBA guys who are overseas that things didn't work out for, for whatever reason.  I'm sure a guy like Kristic could come back and be a rotation player for someone.  Heck, Darko would be getting heavy minutes for us at this point.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: kozlodoev on February 27, 2013, 09:20:01 PM
I'd guess there are hundreds of guys out there who, if given the opportunity and the right circumstances, could be very good players in the NBA.
Yeah, millions. They're not in the NBA just because of the evil Illuminati conspiracy.

 ::)

Well I don't know how it went from hundreds to millions but every foreign player who is now playing in the NBA WAS playing overseas at one point.  So everyone one of those guys would be examples. 

Then there are the D-League guys like Steamer.  There must be 10 or so of them a year.  Then you'd have to think of all the former NBA guys who are overseas that things didn't work out for, for whatever reason.  I'm sure a guy like Kristic could come back and be a rotation player for someone.  Heck, Darko would be getting heavy minutes for us at this point.
Yeah, that kind of unfounded general conjecture typically doesn't make for a very strong argument.
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 28, 2013, 08:22:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjVxb4qw5_I

Nice personality
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 28, 2013, 08:31:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjVxb4qw5_I

Nice personality

and that is what we need from DJ! DEFENSE AND REBOUNDING! MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: lightspeed5 on February 28, 2013, 10:34:49 PM
i wonder if the fact that he has previous played with jeff green, crawford, and wilcox played a role in considering him... hes familiar with their play
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Edgar on February 28, 2013, 10:36:09 PM
another undersized player. woooooo
theyre named tweeners
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: ozman on March 01, 2013, 12:16:54 AM
another undersized player. woooooo
theyre named tweeners

Wouldn't tweener be a guy who plays multiple positions? pf/sf sg/pg
Undersized is undersized
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: dunisho on March 01, 2013, 01:08:17 AM
another undersized player. woooooo

bruno sundov 7'3" croatian 32 years old..
he was in the nba last about 8 years ago..
improved his skills playing all over the world..
maybe the celtics can take a look..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c73sto9D95E
Title: Re: Celtics sign DJ White(10 day)
Post by: Galeto on March 01, 2013, 03:09:24 AM
The only memory I have of DJ White playing in the NBA was when he flopped egregiously twice against the Celtics on jumpers when no Celtic even made contact with him.  He Derek Fisher'd us twice.  It left a really bad taste in my mouth about him.