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Celtics looking at Lou Amundson

KWAPT February 28, 2013 Celtics News, Free Agency 17 Comments

FOX Sports Florida’s Chris Tomasson reports that the Boston Celtics are among the teams looking at free-agent forward Lou Amundson. The 6’9″ Amundson was waived earlier this month by Minnesota. Tomasson writes:

 Free-agent forward Lou Amundson said the Miami Heat are considering him for their open roster spot. But he isn’t sure it will end up being the right fit. Amundson said in a phone interview Thursday that his agent, Mark Bartelstein, has had conversations with Heat president Pat Riley about him. But he said the recent signing by Miami of Chris Andersen might be too much of a duplication as the Heat seek to possibly fill their 15th spot. “When they signed the ‘Birdman,’ he’s kind of a similar player,’’ Amundson said about he and Andersen both being athletic big men. “But there’s still a possibility (with Miami). That would be great if I could go there.’’

The 6-foot-9 Amundson said other teams in mix for him are Chicago, Boston and New York. The Knicks have a full roster of 15, but Amundson said they’re waiting to see how it works out with Kenyon Martin, who recently signed a 10-day contract. The Knicks also could clear a roster spot by waiving Rasheed Wallace, out for the season due to a foot injury.

Amundson also said that all the teams looking at him are “great” and he’d be happy going to any of them. He’s 30 years old and has career averages of just over 3 points and 3 rebounds a game. The best of those seasons being 2009-10 when he averaged 4.4 boards and 4.7 points with Phoenix. We’ll see if Boston fills their final roster spot with him soon enough.

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  • Melski

    I like this guy. Unrefined Noah…

    • zippittyay

      “Unrefined Noah…” seems redundant.

  • Jessh Shuttleworth

    He’d be a good fit, but can we get someone besides Fab…Melo. And obliviously KG who is around 7 foot tall ? This guy D.J. White we just added is the same height as this dude. We need a ledgit 6′ 10” – 7 – 0” player who can hopefully run faster than Jason Collens, He made KG look like a rookie lmao. If we can’t get a big dude, then I’d take this guy, I’d rather a Chris Kamen Type but this guy will do I guess, not much left out there and we will be in the playoff’s if you look at the east standing , we can’t fail so might as well load up with or without Rondo. Practice for next year or make it without him, and throw in down Lebron’s neck.

    • boston2343

      Oh yeah, there are trees in our street down the corner that grows 7 footers, Ainge should take a look and see if he can sign one.

  • mike

    “We’ll see if Boston fills their final roster spot with him soon enough”.

    Boston is down to their final roster spot? I am counting (1)Pierce, (2)Garnett,(3) Lee,(4) Bass,(5) Bradley, (6)Green, (7)Wilcox, (8)T. Williams, (9)J. Terry,(10) D.J. White, (11)Fab Melo, (12)Jordan Crawford

    We have 3 more roster spots don’t we?

    • Nbr1celticsfan

      Rondo, and sullinger count towards the roster. U can only have 13 out of the 15 dress for the game tho, so if we do fill that last spot only one of those players would not dress cause obviously rondo, and sullinger as not dressing. Most likely it would b fab so he can get some work in the D-league.

  • Mike in DC

    Rondo and Sully are still on the roster even though they’re injured

    • KWAPT

      Yep. Thanks Mike..

  • Mike in DC

    I’d much rather see them take a flyer on Omri Casspi (6’9″) if the Cavs buy him out or Donte Green (6’11”) who’s a free agent coming off an injury and working out for teams in Michigan this weekend

    • KWAPT

      Donte Green would be great. Long, athletic guy. Obviously the concern is how he’ll bounce back. I believe he’s another “post-ACL sugrery” guy too..

      • Mike in DC

        Totally agree. Both those guys made more noise with SAC than Amundson ever did with PHX

  • Nbr1celticsfan

    We need a big, who can rebound really well, play defense and run the floor for our fast breaks. An ideal player would also be a post up player on offense too, but obviously will so little talent out there that would fill all those things would b very tough. So I would just go with great rebounder, who plays good D, and can run the floor.

  • Jester00

    always liked this guys game a true I could see in a C’s uniform

  • zippittyay

    I’m not liking the pony tail too much.. I’d rather bring back the White Mamba.

    • Bball jenky

      Amundson is a black hole on offense. Terrible hands, no moves, bad from the line. He would make us miss jason collins.

  • Shawncvd

    Please wait for more buy outs Ainge! I’ll take the field over this guy…

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