As we all try to digest all the Chris Paul to Boston rumors and trade ideas around the world, we have been hearing some names the Celtics have dialed on the first real day of free agency. While no deals can be signed yet, it is clear that teams have aggressively used their phones and contacts today to check on their particular targets.
So far, four names have been linked to the Celtics: Shane Battier, Grant Hill, Chuck Hayes and Carl Landry.
Yes, we haven´t contacted Kwame Brown yet...you can all breathe for now.
Adding Battier or Hill could also add some scoring from the small forward position (Hill) or some tough D (Battier). It could also mean Doc wasn´t fully satisfied with Green´s performance against Miami. It could virtually mean anything, or just the willingness to shape the roster with savvy veterans to rebuild the ubuntu spirit.
interest in becoming a Celtic before.
The same can be said about Hayes, a center in a forward´s body whose work ethic has been praised by teammates and coaches.
Signing one of them would make Davis expendable.
The free agency world is full of signs and coincidences, some of them not accidental. Tyson Chandler and Chris Paul were teammates too. Maybe the plan is to try and sign Chandler to entice Paul to sign here. It will remain to be seen whether any of these names will be seriously part of the next articles in Celticslife.
One thing is certain: the Celtics are back and they are serious in their attempt to win it all.
And yes, one other thing: for now, Kwame Brown is not a Celtics target.
Were you breathing? I guess you are all ready now.
According to some reports, Ainge has also contacted Aaron Gray, Marquis Daniels, Roger Mason and...Kwame Brown!!
Stay tuned for more of this free agency madness. Bohemian 11/30/2011 07:16:00 PM Tweet Edit