Unfortunately, Powe is injured again and the Celtics have cut him loose but anyone who is familiar with Leon Powe knows that hurdles to him are like crossing the street to most of us.
Leon Powe, Celtics say goodbyesGo here for the remainder.
July 2, 2009
ased on what he has already overcome - homelessness and life in California’s foster system as an adolescent, then two knee major surgeries before he ever reached the NBA - anyone with a heart naturally pulls for Leon Powe.
Doc Rivers was so shaken in April by news that Powe would need a third knee surgery, the Celtics [team stats] coach said that, if it was up to him, the relentless power forward would get another contract once the summer began.
But the decision obviously wasn’t Rivers’ to make.
The Celtics, strapped for roster space as they delve into the free agent market, have decided to part ways with Powe. That, at least, was the impression given the Celtics forward following a conversation with Danny Ainge on Tuesday.
Powe, recovering from his third knee surgery, did not receive a qualifying offer from the Celtics by the Tuesday night deadline. As a result, Powe became an unrestricted free agent. Five teams reportedly called with interest in the power forward after midnight, including Miami, Memphis and Orlando...