Battie is a candidate to be bought out by the Nets before Monday’s
deadline. WEEI.com has learned the Celtics are one of the teams Battie
would be interested in signing with if he is bought out.
According to a
source familiar with the situation, Battie would eye the top three or
four teams in each conference, which makes sense for a veteran player
who is trying to maximize the years he has left in the NBA. According
to the source, Battie, 34, considers himself to be the in twilight of
his career and a serviceable big man who could rebound, play tough
defense, and give timely fouls. He has not, however, had any
conversations with the Celtics organization.
If there is absolutely no one else available, I'd welcome Tony back to Boston. After all, what team can't use an other big man? Maybe if Doc gave some of Sheed's minutes to Tony, Wallace would get the message and drop some of his lazy habits.