The Celtics rebounding is bad. Really bad. So bad that Dennis Rodman could show up tomorrow in his wedding dress and be the best rebounder on the team.
The Cavaliers just so happen to have the best rebounder in the league on their roster in Anderson Varejao, and he’s available for the right price.
Enter the Celtics…. but don’t get too excited.
The Celtics, ranked 29th in rebounding, do have a strong interest in Cavs’ Anderson Varejao, but the question is what could Celtics offer that the Cavs would want? (And don’t say Jared Sullinger. Cavs didn’t have an interest in him on draft night and likely still don’t.
That’s Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, who makes it clear the Cavs have no interest in bringing Sullinger back to Ohio. As much as he’s been a perfect Celtic and the first rookie to make an immediate contribution in years, I’m sure the Ohio State product would privately welcome a chance to go back to Ohio.
I wonder if Cleveland has changed its mind about him now that they see the red flag was bullshit. But even if they did, the Celtics still likely don’t have enough to pry Varejao away. They want young talent and draft picks to rebuild their team. The Celtics don’t really have much of either.
We’ll see if Danny Ainge makes an aggressive play for a premier rebounder like Varejao… or if he focuses on a cheaper “serviceable” option.