The Celtics reached out to the Charlotte Bobcats about trading for proven playoff performer Raja Bell, a league source said. So far, the Celtics don’t have anything in return that appeals to Charlotte.
The Bobcats are telling people that they have a possible two-for-one trade percolating and need to keep a hold on a roster spot.
Boston lost guard Tony Allen to thumb surgery on Tuesday, and he could be out until the playoffs. For months, the Celtics have unsuccessfully tried to trade 2008 first-round pick J.R. Giddens for a draft choice.
Bell is the perfect guy. Veteran with playoff experience, tough defender (see photo) who can shoot the three. But this problem remains – the Celtics don't have any tradeable assets.
The good news – Brian Scalabrine (concussion) is back practicing and the team is optimistic he will be on the court Thursday in Utah. Damn, I never thought I would be happy to get Scal back. It looks like Gabe Pruitt will get the bulk of Tony Allen's minutes. Giddens will be staying in the D-League.
“Shut up. You guys are lying, right? I just thought he wasn’t here. . . . Where did they trade him to?”Told Sacramento, Scalabrine said, “What the (expletive) is that?” – Scal on hearing the news Cassell was traded.
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Enjoy this photos from the All-Star game with your breakfast…