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According to a source close to the situation, suddenly, three NBA teams have shown major interest in the nine-year veteran and two of the teams seem very motivated to get a deal done.
According to the same source, Pietrus also has a strong overseas option on the table that contains an escape clause.
The source says, “He’s considering all of his options, but he prefers to play in the NBA and he’s feeling 10 times better than last season. He’s healthy for the first time in two years.”
Pietrus, 30, had his right knee scoped in Boston this past summer to relieve him of the discomfort he felt during the 2011-12 season. That procedure was performed as a do-over to his first operation on the same knee a year earlier in France.
His first knee procedure in the summer of 2011, was arthroscopy surgery to remove loose bodies.
However, according to the source, the French surgeon didn’t remove a large piece of cartilage and that caused Pietrus to suffer excruciating pain last year and he was forced to play 80 percent on one leg.
It was also excruciatingly painful to watch Mickael Pietrus shoot brick after brick after brick, and commit foul after foul after foul in the playoffs. He had more fouls than buckets.
It’s safe to say this French surgeon cost us a trip to the Finals last season.
In other former Celtics news, Marquis Daniels worked out with the Bucks – they have one open roster spot. Good luck, Quis.
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