Stiemsma Exhales as Boston Keeps Him
He (Greg Stiemsma) is a member of the Celtics, a contending NBA team, and now he has a guaranteed contract for this season.
The deadline to waive players with nonguaranteed contracts came and went yesterday, and no news was good news for Stiemsma, who never was officially notified by the team that he was staying.
Twice waived by NBA teams, Stiemsma’s road to Boston was an unlikely one, and the center is grateful to be sticking around.
“It’s a satisfying feeling,’’ he said. “Any little stuff like that can give you a boost for the season. I don’t get caught up in the business side too much, but I do enjoy the positives. I wasn’t anticipating too much to happen, but you never know.’’
“I’m sure he can exhale today,’’ said coach Doc Rivers. “First of all, he’s a good spirit. The guy never complains, does his work every single day. Secondly, he does give us an option. He’s a shot blocker and he actually make shots as well.’’