The needs of the Celtics have been well documented on this site and we are all in agreement that size is the biggest concern with bench scoring next on the list.

As the free agent market opens up officially today and is drying up by the second, lets discuss two lesser names that many are not talking about in free agency.

Kelenna Azubuike and Chris Wilcox.

How the Celtics could get them:
The Celtics will need multiple pieces to fill out the roster and these two gentleman will come at a bargain basement price should the Celtics find themselves interested in one or both. Signing them outright at the veteran's minimum is certainly in the realm of possibility.

The Celtics lacked scoring punch and rebounding last season, especially off the bench. Azubuike is only 27 years old. He can score and hit the three with consistency. While Wilcox doesn't exactly inspire excitement, he is a big body that could help provide rebounding and post scoring. His potential is fading but he could be motivated by the tradition of the Celtics and Doc Rivers.

Both guys are extremely injury prone. Azubuike had to have the procedure on his knee redone in April as the first surgery was deemed unsuccessful. He also had a reputation for being trigger happy in Golden State.Wilcox seems to play with little effort in addition to suffering from an assortment of injuries annually. 

We have got to fill out the roster somehow and as long as the price is right these guys are options worth exploring.

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WShaw 12/09/2011 01:43:00 PM Edit
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  1. LOVE this news. Have wanted Azubuike on the C's for quite some time.

    You forgot to mention that Azabuike played with Rondo in Kentucky for a year.

  2. WShaw says:

    Jesse your right..total oversight on my part. My go a little way in smoothing over things with Rondo.

  3. Rondo doesn't need things to be smoothed over, he needs a wake up call. Rajon COULD be better than Chris Paul and Deron Williams. RR could average 10 FTA per game but doesn't attack the basket consistently, he's embarrassed about FT shooting and it can't happen. Shaq sucked at free throws but he still got to the line constantly. I feel like all this trade stuff could be what Rondo needs to really take that next step.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Trigger happy and golden state little redundant?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Not CP3, who cares, meaningless

  6. Anonymous says:

    CP3 didn't want to be here; so scr.....him. We are good regardless.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Getta love DA for always trying to upgrade. This is what a GM is all about; doing his job, he is not a fan, neither a snake, just a damn good GM!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Before Ainge made the move to bring the Big 3 together he was trash. I love the move for Brandon Bass, and the value he seems to get with 2nd round picks that turn into role players. But the Celtics have to do better in the 1st round. Ainge's true test as a GM will based on how the C's fair in the next 2-3 years.

  9. Anonymous says:

    AzAbuike would be a great addittion. I've lived in Oakland for six years now so I've watched alot of the warriors. He's not trigger happy and is actually very smart with shot selection. His last year with GS before his knee injury he was slaying the three ball as well as attack the rim. He picked up his fair share off rebounds and guarded some tuff competitors well. He's a solid player who would add good depth.

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