Darko Milicic hasn’t made up his mind whether he’s staying or going yet. But if he leaves, the Celtics don’t seem to be in any rush to fill his spot.
“I don’t think we are in any rush to [fill the spot],” said Rivers. “If we see somebody out there that we think could help us, if Darko leaves, then yes. If not, patience usually helps in our league, especially after the All-Star break [when] guys get released, or other guys become available. I think we’ll be patient.”
That goes along with what Adrian Wojnarowki wrote about the team yesterday, when the news of Darko potentially leaving broke.
The Celtics had considered signing free-agent forward Kenyon Martin this offseason, but ultimately chose Collins, Chris Wilcox and Milicic over him. Some Celtics’ veterans have been pushing for the team to sign Martin.
Boston hasn’t completely ruled out an eventual conversation with Martin about a role on the team, but the most likely scenario would be for the Celtics to hold onto the roster spot and see who else might become available in the next couple of months.
I can’t tell you how many people ask me about Kenyon Martin. I don’t think it’s going to happen…. at least not yet. The C’s clearly seem to be holding off until March to do anything.
And, again, that all hinges on whether Darko leaves.