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Udoka, who will be 33 years old next month, is a player that the C's have had preliminary discussions about acquiring.
However, his agent Mark Bartelstein, made it clear that no deal is imminent.
"There have been some talks, but nothing close to being done," Bartelstein told CSNNE.com.
Udoka, a five-year veteran, appeared in 69 games with two starts last season for the Kings.
Is Ime Udoka a guy deserving of a top 9 roster spot on a championship caliber team? I doubt it.
Like ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, I'm starting to believe Marquis Daniels is the best option:
Boston essentially finds itself in a very similar situation to that
with Robinson. The team's first inclination was probably to examine the
market and see if it could find an upgrade. But there's something to be
said for a known commodity.
That's a double-edged sword, as the
Celtics know what they're getting in Daniels: an oft-injured player who
has missed fewer than 20 games in a season just one time (playing 74
games for Indiana in 2007-08). Of 574 possible regular-season games
since he's come into the league, Daniels has sat out a whopping 172 of
But if he was able to stay healthy and restore his
confidence (and that of his coach in him), the upside is phenomenal.
Remember that for the first quarter of last season, Daniels was regarded
as the sort of lockdown bench defender that Allen re-emerged as by
On Page 2, an update to the Matt Barnes negotiations.
Five teams remain in the running to sign free-agent swingman Matt
Barnes, according to sources with knowledge of Barnes' thinking.
One source close to
process said early Wednesday that Barnes continues to weigh interest
from the Raptors along with the Cleveland
Cavaliers and three title contenders he has been negotiating with
since last week: the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics
Barnes situation is simple. Unless he gets an offer he can't refuse from Cleveland or Toronto, he'll sign with a contender. And because he's clearly the best wing on the market, he can take his time fielding offers, attempting to squeeze more money out of teams.
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