The Celtics need a backup center, preferably a veteran who can play defense. According to the Herald's Steve Bulpett, Alonzo Mouring is on their radar.
And don’t be surprised if the C’s, based on their success with P.J. Brown, go the veteran route again. It’s expected that they will touch base with a crew that includes Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo.
Yeah, I know he has kidney issues and is coming off a severe knee injury. But there's no tougher dude in the NBA than Zo. I'm going to fess up right now, I got a lot of man-love for this guy, going back to his days at Georgetown. He's always been my favorite non-Celtics player (except for the time he drained this playoff series winning jumper in 1993). Is there a better big-man to help teach Kendrick Perkins how to play physical without getting into foul trouble?
Bulpett also hints that the lack of consistent playoff minutes may drive Eddie House away. If so, the Celtics will look at Jason Williams and Tyronn Lue. Neither of those guys impresses me. Here's a list of this year's free agent crop.
There's been a lot of talk about whether this championship means Danny Ainge's #44 now belongs in the rafters. To be honest, I'm not sure where I stand, but Bob Ryan is clearly against the idea. This argument has me thinking about KG's #5 and what it will take to get that number lifted. Maybe one more championship in the next 5 years?