that the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings, in considering the
feasibility of a Samuel Dalembert-for-Kenny Thomas swap, have discussed
expanding that concept with Boston by trying to draw in the Celtics on
a potential three-way deal that would land Andres Nocioni with the
Sources further stressed over the past 48 hours that this should be classified as an ongoing conversation
as the teams involved decide how much they like what’s on the table.
But the full deal as it stands, if it eventually gets that far,
would send Nocioni to Boston, Kenny Thomas, Tony Allen and Brian
Scalabrine to Philadelphia and Dalembert and J.R. Giddens to
This certainly isn't the first time we've heard the Nocioni-to-Boston rumors. And if this rumor is true, then I call this a no brainer. Tony and Giddens don't play… so they're just filler. The swap becomes, in essence, Nocioni for Scalabrine. How do you not do that deal? Nocioni can give you scoring, some rebounding and decent defense off the bench.
I wonder what this means for Glen Davis' minutes? Shelden Williams is already staking a claim to some of those. Nocioni, at 6'7", 225, will fill that face-up forward role that Baby seems to at least have waiting for him Nocioni would deserve minutes. He's good enough to warrant minutes. So… where would they come from? For the record, these are all questions Chuck asked when he originally said he doesn't like the idea of bringing in Nocioni.
After the jump, Page 2, where Glen Davis is at least staying slim
That’s a goal for us is for him to come back lighter. He’s looked good.
Some days he comes in the morning and works out and comes back at night
and runs more.”
WEEI: Open practice, open questions (via CelticsBlog)
It's nice to hear he's working hard to stay in shape. That's how he's going to find his way into the rotation if he's forced to share minutes with Nocioni and Shelden Williams. You can't accuse Baby of being lazy. He seems to be determined to make up for his mistake… which is costing him much more than we imagined.
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