Guards Luke Ridnour, J.J. Barea and Brandon Roy and forward Derrick Williams are all available, according to league sources. So is Memphis' first-round draft pick, which the Wolves own.
To get Boston's Avery Bradley, the Wolves would have to sacrifice Williams and a future first-round pick, according to a league source. That's not happening.
Another name to keep an eye on are Boston's Courtney Lee, whom Adelman likes, according to a team source. Lee played for Adelman in Houston.
But another team source said the Wolves were not inclined to offer a four-year deal, which Boston eventually did, when they talked with Lee's representative last summer. In other words, the contract could bother the Wolves.
I actually think the Wolves are fools to be giving up on Derrick Williams this soon into his career, but then again their GM in an idiot, so I guess it's par for the course. Of course with all these rumors what the Celtics would get sounds great until we have to hear what we'd be giving up. Would you trade Bradley for Williams? Lee (plus something else) for Williams?
Ridnour and Barea would both fill roles in Boston as well, but what would it cost to obtain them? Regarding this rumor, right now we're only hearing from Minnesota's camp. Hopefully one of the Celtics writers picks Ainge's brain on these Wolves players, so we can see if there is any smoke here.
For more Celtics trade buzz click here. JR 2/20/2013 12:31:00 PM Tweet