Is your head spinning yet? Steve Bulpett has a source denying that the team made a commitment to Marbury.
A source close to the situation has said there has been absolutely no verbal commitment between the Celtics [team stats] and disgruntled New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury.
The source went on to say the two sides have spoken (the Knicks gave Marbury permission to talk with other clubs), and that the Celts would definitely like to add him under the right circumstances. However, the club is not prepared to give him major playing time.
So, can a player be a distraction in the lockerroom while still under contract with another team? If anyone can, he can.