With 14 guaranteed contracts right now, the Celtics still have a need to fill and Danny Ainge is acknowledging that fact.  There is still a need for a back up small forward and shooter.  Paul Pierce is one who feels that there is still work to do on the roster as he recently joked that he was wondering who would guard  him in practice.  Although, I'm sure Marquis Daniels or Von Wafer are feeling a bit under appreciated after that comment.   From the Globe: 

“We’re just continuing to explore available players and trade possibilities and see what sort of options are there,’’ said the Celtics president. “There are some trade discussions that we’re having. I don’t know the likelihood of those happening, but we’ll continue to not rush into something unless it’s something that we’re really excited about.’’
One of the names that continues to pop up  is Rudy Fernandez.  Early reports were that Danny made an offer of the Celtics' 2011 first round draft pick, which wasn't enough to get the job done.  Fernandez is only making $1.25 million and Portland is reportedly looking for draft picks in return.  But possibly they are holding out for what would be a better pick than the Celtics pick promises to be. 

Fernandez has said that he would rather sit out the last two years on his contract than return to play with the Blazers so it would be in Portland's best interest to get something done rather than to just lose him for nothing.    Danny is working the wires looking for someone to fill the final roster spot.  Does he like Rudy enough to up his offer?  Who is he offering in trades?  Is there someone else not mentioned that he has his eye on? (Like Delonte West, for instance?  Red's Army says he is in town for a workout.)   All these are questions that Celtics fans are left to consider.  Stay tuned ... More is sure to come.

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  1. JR says:

    That Delonte news is possibly big news. We'll have to keep our eyes out for that. Before we signed Wafer, I thought delonte would be great fir us. Even with wafer and delonte's 10 game suspension I think he's worth the minimum if Portland is being greedy with Rudy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Screw Portland but DWest could help out alot Danny is taking his time before training camp. So what ever Danny's plans are to get a good shooting guard I think Dwest is plan B.

    Plan A - JR Smith ( Denvers trying to get rid of him), Rudy Fernandez
    Plan B- D West

    Id prefer JR or Rudy but give danny some credit for trying to negotiate with a 6 yearold

  3. Anonymous says:

    Plan C- Larry Hughes

  4. Anonymous says:

    I'd prefer Rashad McCants

  5. Anonymous says:

    I would give both 2011 draft picks for Henry. Is there any possibility for that deal?

  6. Bailey says:

    Smith, West, or Rudy would all be great pickups. I'd be happy with any of them to be honest.

  7. Jenda says:

    Anonymous I don't think JR Smith is Plan A. I don't think he's even a possibility. Not that I know anything, I just assume JR Smith is way too much of an issue maker for Danny to consider him as an option. He is a total headcase similar to Latrell Sprewell. Only Sprewell had a cool hairstyle.

  8. Three Toe says:

    Haha, J.R. Smith sounds like a good idea until the day he tries to choke one of our rookies and Shaq has to elbow drop him into oblivion. I say no thanks to that retard, though maybe our JR would appreciate the opportunity to relaunch the "'Toine for three" joke during game chats.

  9. Karl says:

    Delonte would be a great pick up and would add even more dramatics to opening night against the Heat!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Its worth a try lol maybe offer a 1st round pick for JR but DWest is suspended 10 games ^^^

  11. Jenda says:

    True, Delonte is an nutjob as well. But it seems almost every guy is, today?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Basically, JR Smith probobaly would be trouble Delonte West will have his ankle braclet on ( Lol ) and Rudy will probobaly be bitching but Rudy could play a 6th man role have more minutes in Boston and could give Ray Ray a ton of rest.

  13. KOBE says:

    Why dont the sorry celtics pick up some oldLaker throw aways like Smush Parker or JR Rider. No matter what you try you will always be second fiddle to the mighty LAKERS!

  14. Tim says:

    Hey Kobe may I ask why your on a Celtics website?

  15. KOBE says:

    Tim, Im just slumming.I like to see how the poor people live.

  16. Anonymous says:

    My guess is that all the Laker trolls is the same person. What a spaz. Probably doesn't even live in his mom's basement, but has to share it with someone else.

  17. Tim says:

    How poor people live? It seems like these bandwagoner lakers like to go on Celtics websites. Its no surprise that you have nothing better to do with your life

  18. Anonymous says:

    honestly i think jr smith is a great option and delonte west too, and to be honest everybody the comes to BOSTON their personallity always change look at stephon malbury everybody thought he was gonna be a problem so that's not even the issue.

  19. Karl says:

    Hey everyone, it is a good thing Lakers fan are on this site. That means we are getting big on the blogosphere. Negative comments and haters are when you know you made an impact so please keep them coming. Happy Friday.

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