Sunday, December 18, 2011

Celtics roundup

Bob Ryan writes how the Boston Celtics are in year 5 of a three year plan. It's a very good read if you are a Cs fan.

The sad news that came out this weekend is that Jeff Green is out for the season as he is to go under the knife soon. An aortic aneurysm after he underwent a physical last week.
The club said Green should be able to resume his career next season, and that if his contract is voided, as expected, the Celtics would have first rights to re-sign him as a restricted free agent.[...]

Green was acquired by the Celtics Feb. 23 in a controversial trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder. Green’s play was uneven last season, as he averaged 9.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 26 games.[...]

The Celtics are losing a versatile player who could score from the perimeter or the paint and would have provided relief to Paul Pierce during a 66-game season compacted because of the lockout. Rivers said Friday night that Marquis Daniels and Sasha Pavlovic would become the primary options at small forward if Green were unable to play.

The Celtics also may try to sign another swingman. One intriguing name is ex-Celtic James Posey, most recently with Indiana, who was waived via the league’s amnesty clause. But he would have to accept the veteran’s minimum to come to Boston, which could be a stumbling block.
Gary Washburn looks at how the Celtics will replace Green's offense from within the organization.

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