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Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

Posted on: February 21, 2011 9:33 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

According to ESPN.com, the Celtics and Rockets are discussing a deal to send Shane Battier to Boston. Not only is Battier a productive veteran with applicable tools, but he's got that always attractive expiring contract as well ($7.4 million).

This one seems unlikely and I'm only passing it on because it's out there. And because it also illustrates how hard Boston is working to find another perimeter player. With Marquis Daniels out for at least a few more weeks because of a bruised spinal cord and the unpredictable health of Delonte West, the Celtics are certainly buyers right now.

The problem for the Celtics is though that they don't really have lucrative trade pieces to interest Houston that much. I doubt Semih Erden and Avery Bradley really strike Daryl Morey's fancy all that much. And again, because of the contract situation with Battier, he's all the more attractive. Meaning other teams can call the Rockets and offer something much better than the Celtics.

The Celtics have also reportedly inquired about Cleveland's Anthony Parker, which would be a deal that's a lot more probable than landing a valued piece like Battier.
Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

That would be a very smart move for them in the short term scenario. I believe it will be a Celts/Lakers finals again and Battier would be vital if they are to win. (As a Laker fan however, I hope it doesnt Tongue out )



Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 11:38 am
 

Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

This would actually be a good trade for them, but it won't happen.



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 3:25 am
 

Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

So the Celts are "discussing" a deal that's never going to happen.   Great reporting DONKEY!  I really hope they don't pay you guys for this GARBAGE ...... NEXT



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:27 am
 

Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

Not even cool that they would post something as absurd as this.  Way to get every C's fans hopes skyrocketing.  I'd give up Jermaine's corpse, Nate Rob, and Semih + a first rounder next year for Battier.  In fact, whatever they can get for that first rounder they might as well do.  Shoot, lets throw in the second rounder as well.  And Shaq's knees.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:27 am
 

Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

i wish this could happen



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:16 am
 

Report: Celtics discussing deal to land Battier

The Celtics wanting Battier is all about them wanting to beat the Lakers.  Battier is a tough defender against Kobe Bryant.  Whenever they match up, Kobe earns everything he gets.  Battier to the Celtics makes so much sense if they figure on meeting Kobe or D Wade on the path to the NBA crown, as long as they don't have to give/lose much.


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