Report: Celtics sign Von Wafer to be designated gunner off the bench

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Thumbnail image for Celtics_Logo.gifVon Wafer has never met a shot he didn’t like.

That makes him a fan favorite and a coach’s nightmare. Now, he may be Doc River’s problem.

Hoopsworld is reporting that the Celtics have signed Wafer to a one year, fully guaranteed minimum deal. Other Celtics sources have yet to confirm this so please drink this rumor responsibly.

The Celtics had been going after Eddie House for this role, who they sent to New York in the Nate Robinson deal, but he instead chose to play for Miami this year. Wafer was the fallback, apparently.

Wafer is actually a good shooter and in the 08-09 season he shot 39 percent from deep and scored 9.7 points per game in nearly 20 minutes of action (he played in 63 games, starting 11) for the Houston Rockets.

Then Houston did not offer him a contract to come back. Which says all you need to know about his attitude around the locker room and inability to stick with any system. Teams don’t throw away good shooters without reason. He went to Olympiakos in Greece and they cut him.

Last season the Dallas Mavericks gave him a 10-day deal but he never saw the floor.

All of which makes me think that if this report is true, if Boston did sign Von Wafer, they were more desperate for someone to replace Tony Allen than I thought. But fans in Boston will love him.

Grizzlies fan absolutely owns kids halftime scrimmage (video)

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The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.

This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.

Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:

The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.

DeMarcus Cousins pushes Trevor Ariza after whistle, gets technical foul (video)

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For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.

Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.

Paul George floors Jeremy Lamb with crossover, hits step-back 3-pointer over him (video)

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The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.

Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.

David West pump fakes past one Trail Blazer, posterizes another (video)

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David West is 37 years old.