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Bob Ryan: Celtics trying to trade up for Harrison Barnes

During an appearance last night on CSNNE, Bob Ryan stated the Celtics are high on North Carolina swingman Harrison Barnes. It’s going to take more than the Celtics 21st and 22nd picks to land Barnes. There’s a report that Charlotte is considering Barnes with the 2nd pick.

Ryan had some scathing criticism for Brandon Bass:

I’m not nuts about Brandon Bass. Bass was utterly exposed in the playoffs as he’s the most incompetent low post player of his size I’ve ever seen in the NBA.


He’s right. Bass does not have a back-to-the-basket game. But the dude can shoot.

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  • thetitleisours

    I would rather take a flyer on Quincy Miller who will be available and may be better than him in the long run (plus still have another pick besides)

  • hebertofnh

    I’d rather break the bank for Mike Kidd-Gilchrist, who is a potential LeBron-stopper defensively and is one of the best offensive rebounders to come around at his size. However, Barnes is a fantastic shooter who can move without the ball and has freakish athleticism. Those two guys are going to be solid, but I highly doubt our ability to move up without me being depressed about Pierce or Avery being gone.

  • Celticsfanatic

    If we’re willing to move up as high as the second pick, why not pick Kidd-Gilchrist or Robinson, as the commenter above pointed out? I can definitely see us trading both picks and Bass for the fourth or fifth pick. And even that’s a little high for Barnes, I see him going sixth or seventh.

  • Celticsfanatic

    I know this is a bit far fetched but what about both picks, Bass, Jeff Green and JaJuan Johnson for Tyreke Evans and the fifth pick? It’s something to think about, though I’m very high on Bradley and you could easily convince me that giving up that much for Barnes and a sixth man (Evans) wouldn’t be worthwhile. We could also deal both picks and Bass to Portland, who might be persuaded by the prospect of being about to snag Kendall Marshall and a big man of their choice at 21/22.

    • NoLeBronInUbuntu

      There’s a couple big problems with that idea. The Celtics don’t own the rights to either Bass, or J.Green. Can’t trade assets you don’t have.

      • Celticsfanatic

        S&T; just an idea, far fetched in general cuz I doubt either of them would want to go to a lottery team.

    • tyler schwalbe

      ok no are you retarded jeff green and brandon bass maybe jajaun johnson are pieces of the future. just trade pierce and those picks for tyreke and 5th pick get either barnes robinson

  • Lee in Oregon

    Bitter Bob has a short memory if he thinks that about Bass.

    • Pete

      Yeah that’s a bit harsh.

  • I bleed green in L.A.

    The article also goes on to say that the Hornets would be willing to trade the #10 pick for our 21st & 22nd if we would take on Okafor’s contract. THATS A GREAT TRADE. Emeka is a nice double-double player with size, can play true power forward or center. And Austin Rivers is projected #10. Sign and trade Bass/Ray would work financially. Try to get Kayman or Ariza too??

    • kricky

      It just sounds 2 good to be true.

  • If Charlotte is considering drafting the kid, I’d avoid him. I have no faith in Michael Jordan’s choices.

  • TheDubz33

    We all know Bass has yet to develop an effective back to the basket game- based on his touch and supplemntal offensive abilities, I see the back to the basket game coming sooner than all expect