Forget Trade, Think Free Agents

Via the Herald (glad to see they’re actually covering this story):

“Our best chance to acquire someone might be after the deadline with a player who gets bought out and becomes a free agent,” GM Danny Ainge said this morning. “But right now I have no idea who what players might be available.”

Ainge and the Celts continue to explore the trade market, but as of now there doesn’t seem to be much to indicate they can be a major player. The club would clearly like to get a backup center, but it is not going to simply grab any tall guy.

“We’re looking. We’re always looking,” said Ainge. “But at the same time, I like our team. Even though I don’t think it’s perfect, I like it a lot. And I think Leon (Powe) and Baby (Glen Davis) are both significantly improved from last year and will be even more going into the playoffs. Our need there is not as great.”

Two bigs on the market are the Thunder’s Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox, however they might get traded to New Orleans for Tyson Chandler.

The juiciest trade rumor involves Chris Bosh going to Chicago, Amar’e Stoudemire to Toronto and Ty Thomas, Drew Gooden and picks to Phoenix.

Remember former Celtics small forward Rick Fox – the guy who enjoyed success in L.A. after Rick Pitino shipped him out of town? Turns out his sister is a hot model…

More photos at Sports by Brooks….

2 Responses

  1. FYI…we still have raffle tickets available for the pair of tix to see Celtics vs Miami on April 10.

    https://redsarmy.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/win-celtics-tickets/

  2. No go on Joe Smith. He’s a Hornet now….

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3913301

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