Due to the Keith Van Horn rule, Nads wasn’t eligible for a sign-and-trade. Sign-and-trades only apply to players who finished the previous season on the team’s roster.
I would have welcomed Nads back to Boston. His ability to hit 15-foot jumper made him a good fit here. Had Brandon Bass bolted for big money, I thought Danny Ainge might reach out to him.
The Celtics center position remains in limbo, but a domino could fall soon. The Wolves are waiting to see if Portland matches its offer sheet to Nic Batum before committing money to Greg Stiemsma.
If Steamer leaves, the Celtics will have Fab Melo and Sean Williams as back-up centers.