Former Celtics big man Leon Powe is soon expected to close a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers pending his physical. Powe suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the Celtics first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, and isn’t expected to make a return until this year’s All-Star break. Boston originally planned to sign Powe once he returned to full health, but the option was eliminated after re-signing Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis along with adding Rasheed Wallace and Shelden Williams to the roster.
Although the C’s have a complete front court for next season, Leon Powe will definitely be missed. He served as one of the major players off the bench during Boston’s 2008 run for their 18th championship. His most memorable game in a Celtics uniform was in game two of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Lakers when he scored 21 points in 15 minutes. The Celtics will be opening against the Cavaliers for the first game of the season on Tuesday, October 27th. Their first game at the TD Banknorth Garden is scheduled for the day after against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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