What a difference a week makes. All of a sudden the C's are 10-10 and winners of 5 out of their last 6 games. Maybe not so ironically their success has come right after the Danny Ainge comments about his willingness to break the team up.
So with momentum on their side is it time to look at keeping this team together and potentially adding a piece or two?
The New Orleans Hornets are actively shopping one time "Green Target" Chris Kaman but reportedly have an expensive price for someone they openly want to get rid of. The cost is rumored to be young talent, a first rounder in this years strong draft, and cap relief. No doubt Stern is pulling the strings on those demands. Boston Globe writer, Gary Washburn, tweeted over the weekend that the Celtics would only have interest if Kaman were bought out. He would give the team much needed post scoring and boost the paltry Celtics rebounding.
If the Celtics did entertain ideas of a trade it would have to start with JaJuan Johnson, their first round pick and multiple parts to equate Kaman's massive contract. It would be hard to envision anything with Brandon Bass or any of the core Celtics being discussed for the one time All-Star center.
Joel Przybilla is also available and talking to multiple teams. Rebounding, toughness, and shot blocking are the tangibles you get with Pryzbilla although he could go weeks without scoring a single point. The C's had interest in December and I am not sure where talks broke down. Some reports surfaced that he wanted to spend a little extra time with his family but now he is ready to come back. The Bull's are reportedly the front runners but there is no reason the Celtics can not enter the race.
(Incidentally Kenyon Martin is available or will be shortly but that's an attitude I don't think would mesh in Boston at all.)
Over the last week Pierce has played every bit like the Hall of Famer he will soon become. Garnett's defense on two of the top centers in the league (Howard 2x, and Hibbert) has been vintage. But can they sustain this level of play the rest of the season?
I think this team has shown enough fight to warrant the possible addition of Kaman, Przybilla or other similar players without mortgaging the future. What do you think?