Asked if he had talked with Mutombo, Rivers replied, “Always. He’s a good friend. He’s going to come back. I talked to him last week – he will come back.
“We’re over the [salary] cap so it’s tough for us to do a lot of stuff, but we’re looking at everybody.”
I’m still trying to digest the Mutombo to Boston speculation. I know he’s old, really old. But he could help against teams with big frontcourts, like the Lakers and Cavaliers. And he prevents the obvious mismatch of having Big Baby guard Big Z or Bynum. Please – do not mention Patrick O’Bryant as an option.
Last year for Houston, Mutombo averaged 15 mpg, 3 ppg, 5 reb and 1 block.