Marbury Says Celtics are trying to sign him, but…

Stephon Marbury said the Boston Celtics have expressed a commitment to sign him but the Knicks are worried to give him up to another Eastern Conference team.

According to the New York Post, the Knicks have not agreed to buy out his contract because they don’t want him contributing to a championship run with the Celtics.

“The question to be asked to the Knicks is: Are they fearful for me playing for another Eastern Conference team?” Marbury said, according to the paper. “My thing is, they shouldn’t be fearful. They’re trying to get under the cap for 2010. They shouldn’t be worried about me.”

Marbury hasn’t played since last April and he and the Knicks had their shares of drama and he was called to be a distraction by the Knicks organization and some players.

“You had guys saying I was a distraction, I’m a cancer,” Marbury said. “If I’m all those things, wouldn’t you want me to go to another team?”

Marbury is in the last year of his contract that pays him $21 million this season.

If Stephon Marbury ends up with the Celtics, how would that impact their team chemistry? Could it be an advantage for the Cavaliers?

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