January 5, 2009 in Sports

Celtics OK with adding Marbury

Associated Press
 

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics are aware of Stephon Marbury’s reputation. They’re also aware they may need more depth to win another title.

So if general manager Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers decide the banished New York Knicks guard can help them, the Celtics players sound willing to go along with it.

Even Kevin Garnett, whose promising partnership with Marbury in Minnesota was wrecked when Marbury wanted out, said he’d give the OK if Marbury “was about making this team better.”

“I’m not opposed to Steph. I feel like Steph has a lot of basketball in him and his IQ is very, very high,” Garnett said Sunday after the Celtics’ 100-88 loss to the Knicks.

“He is one of the best point guards I’ve ever played with. I wouldn’t be opposed to that. If Steph came to this team and made it better, I’m all for that.”

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