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Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:19 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 11:26 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverdavid-west-noh

The Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Hornets are reportedly working on a trade, only it's not the one you think.

The Celtics and Hornets had recently been rumored to be engaged in a point guard swap of Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul but multiple sites reported on Friday night that the two teams were instead closing in on a sign-and-trade that would send All-Star forward David West to Boston.

NBA.com reported that the Celtics were "close to [a] deal to land West, who is a free agent. Yahoo Sports reported that the deal would include a 3-year extension worth between $27 and $29 million and would also see the Celtics send back center Jermaine O'Neal and "another player," who would then be re-routed by the Hornets.

Earlier Friday, the Celtics dealt big man Glenn Davis to the Orlando Magic for forward Brandon Bass.

West, 31, averaged 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game last season for the Hornets, the only NBA team he has played for during his 8-year NBA career. The 2-time All-Star tore his ACL back in March but decided to opt out anyway. He was declared healthy in October.
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Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

The NBA is just becoming a circus and you tell me that NO is trading a All Star forward and getting back Oneal who is basically done in the NBA and its okay for this trade to go through but not the CP3 and they getting the 6th man of the year and a very solid power forward and a very good shooting guard. Are you serious DAVID STERN!!!!!!!!!!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

So speaking basketball interests only, how in the heck does this improve New Orleans???  I agree with those who say that 25 of the NBA teams should change their names to the Washington Generals...say, did anyone catch that great roller derby last night???



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

Seriously, how are you going to get this deal done and not ok the CP3 deal? David West, a perennial All Star F for Jermaine O'Neal and "another player?" O'Neal hasn't been decent since his Indiana days about 5 years back, and basically took up a jersey in Boston. Talk about lopsided.


I don't begrudge the Celtics the deal, more power to them for getting over. But if you're really trying to run the Hornets in a decent manner as the NBA and you s can the CP3 deal that would have revamped your roster and made you a contender along with existing players while also cutting salary, you can't trade away your all star forward for a useless player and a cup of coffee. Sorry.  



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:46 am
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

Warner needs to go worry about his own crappy team that got spanked last year in the playoffs. Looks like Mitch is blowing up the team this year. Nice. I give you guys like 3 years to rebuild. No finals for you again this season. Hey did you happen to catch any Stanley Cup Bruins games at all? You probably don't know what that is since well the LA Kings are really bad. How's that happy family doing that owns the Dodgers? Oh right not so happy. Oh well at least you have an NFL football team to root for, oh thats right you don't. Well, tag along with us here in Boston and we will let you ride the Patriots wave into the playoffs. See ya, 'tard!



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:30 am
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

glenn davis is the only player i've seen gain weight during a nba season.  bass is a better player, is in way better shape, and is cheaper.  great deal by the celtics.  31 is not old, it's still in the prime years of an athlete.  west is an all star caliber player and another shooter around rondo (who is not alienate...good players are always in trade talks).  getting the for 10 million or less a year is a steal!  yes it is a great job by danny!



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:27 am
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

Better run it by Stern first. He may decide NO will be better served by losing West outright.



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:08 am
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

hey warnertoholt why dont your think before you post. 1st glenn davis was a cry baby and tumoil in the locker room 2nd did you hear L.odem cry in the interview how embarresassed and 3rd how do you think gasol feels you idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:01 am
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

Will Stern cancel this trade too?



Since: May 29, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:31 am
 

Celtics to land David West in sign-and-trade?

Almost as smart as trading your sixth man and starting all-star power forward for a diminutive point guard with a balky knee.  Between Kobe, Bynum, and Paul I don't think there are two healthy knees.  Hope the trade goes through for the Lakers.



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Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:24 am
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