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Celtics Wanted the 36th Pick

Chuck - Red's Army June 27, 2009 Uncategorized 7 Comments

Via the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

Boston tried to entice the Grizzlies twice. The Celtics offered Brian Scalabrine, Tony
Allen and a choice of J.R. Giddens or Bill Walker for the Grizzlies' 36th pick
and cash considerations.

The Celtics' best offer for the Grizzlies' No. 2 pick
only included center Kendrick Perkins.

We've heard the Perk for #2 rumor before, and I still doubt its legitimacy. But I wonder who Danny Ainge wanted to grab at #36. Here's a look at the guys who went in that area of the 2nd round:

  • Sam Young
  • DeJuan Blair
  • Jon Brockman
  • Derrick Brown
  • Jodie Meeks
  • Patrick Beverley

Your guess is as good as mine…

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f60396b970c ThatGuyOverTheOcean

    IMO it’s DeJuan Blair, Danny knew he could be a steal in the future.

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    Definitely Blair, the Spurs stole him. Atleast one west team got better. The east got a whole lot tougher with the Cavs, Magic, Wizards and Hawks getting key players.
    I don’t care who it was, we could have gotten rid of Scal and TA’s contract? That would have been a blessing in itself. Free up some money to get Sheed, who I think he is still the best fit for this team and he may only command a little more than the MLE. He brings height and length off the bench and can stretch the defense with his 3-point shooting.

  • FSantos33

    I agree big time! The Magic is expected to make an offer to Sheed next week.. Dammit! Hope Ainge, KG and company make a better sales pitch than Magic and Cavs. Sheed and Grant Hill definitely are tops on my Christmas list.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    was chase budinger still available, he might be a pretty big steal for houston
    how were teams buying picks for straight cash, and we are not even able to trade for one?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    how dumb is danny getting?
    Its wild that hes the GM of this team and cant comprehend how important kendrick perkins is
    we would take a major step beck trading our defensive anchor away for a rookie

  • thetitleisours

    My guess would be Brockman. The Northwest fans love him and Danny has ties I would think

  • http://profile.typepad.com/fishersmuscles Fisher’s Muscles

    Chase Budinger?
    Good scorer off the bench to backup up Ray Allen and Paul Pierce?