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McDyess May Sign With Detroit

The Boston Celtics were among the serious suitors for McDyess, who would likely replace Mehmet Okur in the Pistons' rotation. - ESPN

The Celtics were talking with McDyess, but it appears that he's close to signing a deal with the Pistons. Terms appear to be 4 years for $23M with a 5th year tacked on if he plays a minimum of 60 games in the 4th year. This is the kind of incentives deal that I was hoping the Celtics would offer him because of his injury history, but I was thinking 3 years would be more reasonable than 4, so perhaps its too rich for Danny's blood.

The Globe mentions this as well:

Obviously, the re-signing of Mark Blount goes a long way toward bolstering the Boston big-man corps. But the Celtics still have the mid-level exception (approximately $5 million) available to go after a free agent. Antonio McDyess may still be that guy. Both sides reportedly are interested. According to McDyess's agent, Andy Miller, the 6-9 forward has met with only two teams, Boston and Detroit.