- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 25, 2009

From combined dispatches

Stephon Marbury was waived by the New York Knicks, ending a turbulent five-year stint in which the former All-Star couldn’t lead his hometown team to a single playoff appearance.

The team released a statement Tuesday saying an agreement between the Knicks and Marbury had been reached, but did not disclose financial terms.

Marbury is one of the highest-paid players in the NBA, set to make close to $21 million this season, but has not played a game for new coach Mike D’Antoni.

D’Antoni never gave the temperamental guard a chance to cause the same troubles for him that he did for Larry Brown and Isiah Thomas.

He’s eligible to play in the postseason for any team that signs him because he was waived by March 1. He has been linked to the Boston Celtics, who are in need of a backup guard with Tony Allen injured.

The statement also said Marbury’s grievance against the Knicks had been resolved. The sides attended an arbitration hearing earlier Tuesday regarding the nearly $400,000 in salary the team had docked the point guard after claiming he refused to play in a game in Detroit in November.

CELTICS: Boston signed free agent forward Mikki Moore.

Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations, did not disclose the terms.

The 7-foot, 225-pound Moore was waived by Sacramento last week. He spent part of the 2002-2003 season with the Celtics.

In his 11th NBA season, Moore has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.9 rebounds, shooting 54.8 percent from the field.

He has appeared in 15 playoff games, averaging 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds and shooting 54.5 percent.

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