Despite being more than two full months away from the trade deadline, the speculation has already started.
No surprise here, the Celtics might be in the market for a big man. David Aldridge has this nugget:
Celts may want another big
Lee agreed to four-year, $21 million contract in a sign-and-trade deal that sent him from Houston to Boston in a three-way trade also involving Portland. But he’s shooting just 28.6 percent from 3-point range this season, well off his career mark of 38.6 percent (and way off last season’s 40.1 percent behind the arc).
And with Jason Terry in tow and Avery Bradley close to making his return from shoulder surgeries in the summer, the Celtics — looking hard for one more big man — have one off-guard too many.
I’m content with the Celtics shopping Lee, but his value is weak right now.
There’s nothing new on Marcin Gortat front, despite the “report” from a few weeks back that the Celtics were prepping an offer.
Grantland’s Zach Lowe speculates on Boston’s interest in a familiar face:
Odom and Turiaf have surpassed (Ryan) Hollins in the rotation, meaning Hollins could be available on the cheap for a team seeking an additional big man; Boston comes to mind as a potential suitor, since the coaching staff is familiar with Hollins’s game from last season. The Clips’ bench units are absolutely blitzing teams right now, but Odom and Turiaf are limited players, and the team might look around for an upgrade somewhere.
Been there, done that. There MUST be a better alternative to Ryan Hollins (2.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg).
I’d roll the dice on Fab Melo before acquiring Hollins.