Buried inside Mark Murphy's article on Grant Hill was this tidbit about Jamario Moon:
There still are free agents who interest them – notably restricted
free agent Jamario Moon, a younger player in the Hill mold. But the
Celtics can’t afford Moon unless his price significantly drops.
Their best shot at anyone with a straight-up offer is the biannual exception.
A league source said yesterday the Celtics have investigated
sign-and-trade possibilities with other teams – a scenario that could
theoretically work in a move for Moon, who finished last season with
Miami. The Celts also have expiring contracts of varying sizes to offer.
Make it happen Danny. We'd love to see Moon flying off the Celtics bench.
For those unfamiliar with this game, here's a scouting report:
dangerous in transition and on alley-oop plays in the half court. He's
also a decent midrange shooter (41.1 percent on long 2s last year) and
foul shooter, so opponents have to play him for that.
They can close out hard, though, because Moon is a weak ball
handler who rarely drives off the dribble. This did help keep his
turnover rate quite low, however. Also, Moon fell in love with the J at
times and would launch ill-advised tries early in the shot clock.
Defensively, Moon is still figuring out what he's doing but is a
strong one-on-one defender. Because of his length he's great at
stealing entry passes thrown by his own man, and he can play power
forward in smallball arrangements (though, at 205 pounds, not in