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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: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:57 am
 

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

The Hornets are being dismantled to the point they will soon have nothing. Poor CP3 is being left with a talentless roster the league won't let him out of. Time for contraction.



Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:30 am
 

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

I have to disagree in the large part of Glenn Davis.  I believe the Celtics got a steal of the trade getting Brandon Bass and giving up "Big Baby".  They both are similar players and put up similar statistics, but Bass will likely have the longer career and be able to give more productive minutes based on conditioning alone.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:13 am
 

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

Ainge is quickly becoming this Laker fans hero.  First alienate your point guard by trying to trade him.  Second, trade away a great bench player in Glenn Davis.  Now,  get a 31 year old player with a bum knee and pay him nearly $30 million.  Great job Danny!



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:45 am
 

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

teejay... agree with your post except for one thing... OKC is on that 2nd tier with Boston. Let's face it, they have been rising for a couple years now and were only 3 wins away from the Finals last year.



Since: May 29, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:03 am
 

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

I like this trade.  I like David West.  Is he Chris Paul?  No.  Is he Dwight Howard? No.  Those players are not coming to Boston.  Get over it.  I like this move.  The Celtics are quietly building a very deep team.  The Dooling trade was a theft.  True, the Celtics do not have a center, but what were you expecting from Jermaine Oneal anyway?  Between Garnett, Bass, and Wilcox, they'll get by at center.  Plus, you never know what Danny Ainge has up his sleeve.  This deal could be a step towards another deal.  Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are not coming to Boston.  Get over it.  What are the Celtics supposed to do now?  Lay down and die?  I agree, the window is closed....almost, but they are not completely out of the championship mix.  The championship contenders right now are Miami, LA, Chicago- these are the first tier contenders.  2nd tier are the Celtics and Dallas.  3rd tier OKC.  If this trade goes through, the Celtics have very quietly assembled a very deep team and depth with be huge this season.



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:09 am
 

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

gator youre right on the money.  I wouldve kept davis, he's a good bench player.  the window closed for my Cs when they lost to lakers.  rondo isn't that good.  he cant shoot hes frenetic proned to turnovers and is a product of the big three  plus  when things arent going well hes an attitude problem.



Since: Nov 19, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:03 am
 

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

The only thing good about this trade is that it gets Jermaine O'Neil out of Boston. Do we really want to sign a 31 year old that is coming off of major knee surgery to a 3 year deal? Quite frankly, I don't see the Celtics being serious contenders in 2012. The window for the Big Three is closed. Blow this team up and begin the rebuilding process. Garnett and Allen have one year left on their contracts. Trade them now while we can get something for them.



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:07 am
 

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

West is a sign and trade , he is a free agent .. So it is not a real trade , hornets want oneil because he comes off the books



Since: May 26, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:55 am
 

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

I might've agreed, until I realized that the kid from Louisville (Rondo) was NOT part of the deal. Sure, Chris Paul is excellent, so it would've been impossible to pry him away from the Hornets. West and Brandon Bass could make a great difference, in how the Celtics do, this coming season. I think, also, that Doc Rivers can make West into a BETTER defender. Opinions only, of course.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:24 am
 

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

Yes, I see that this fits the "younger package" that Stern has been seeking for N.O. with talent is being carted out of there. LOL!


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