Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnorowski reports that the Celtics are targeting Brad Miller and re-signing Ray Allen as their two main free agents this summer.
The Boston Celtics have targeted center Brad Miller to sign in free agency, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Miller and guard Ray Allen are expected to be the Celtics’ two top priorities in summer free agency following the retirement of Rasheed Wallace and a knee injury to Kendrick Perkins.
You can read the whole entry here. Another interesting note in the piece is how Doc Rivers is acting like a coach that plans on returning, and how the Celtics management EXPECTS him to return for the seventh and final year of his contract. While I'm still in the belief that Doc walks away from this season, things seem to be getting more interesting as we reach closer to the NBA's summer apocalyptic date on July 1st.
Brad Miller would be a solid signing to replace Perk for the time being. Especially if Perl also tore his ACL, which would mean an even longer process just to get back on to the court, never mind conditioning as well as NBA conditioning.
Ideally, it would benefit the C's even more if they didn't have to use the entire Mid-Level Exception on Miller, but it may be necessary to sign him, as it was to sign Sheed last summer. Somehow I don't expect Pierce, KG, Ray, Wyc Grousbeck, Doc and Danny flying to Miller's backwoods Indiana home to convince him to sign. That would require them going hunting and I don't want to even begin to think how crazy KG would be.
Since his early days with the Charlotte Hornets, Miller has been somewhat of a "Celtic Killer" coming up with huge games against the green. However, if he does sign here, he and Rondo should have some interesting encounters in practice: