Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

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    Recently across most of the Celtics blogs and websites (and even paul pierces brain) there've been a lot of panicked thoughts about how the Celtics will be able to fill out the rest of their roster and make the team a championship contender again next season.  There's been talk of course about trading Rasheed's contract for the likes of Barbosa, or Rudy Fernandez, there's also been talk of even Rasheed Wallace playing again next season. But those are both too speculative of subjects to deal with right now as other teams and players would have to also be involved in those decision.  But with a slew of solid free agent options still out there, I thought i'd point some of them out to people to try and calm the anxiety that's lingering around out there, and show people that the Celtics bench could be FARRRRR superior to last years with just a few cheap signings in the future. remember back in '08 everyone thought the cast around the Big three wasn't good enough, well, some of these guys could surprise you this year. First level guys : (Likely only obtained through sign and trade for Rasheed's contract, unless crazy things happen.) Josh Howard  - (12.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.4 asp) Coming off a knee injury has shyed teams away from signing this guy, but if healthy, he's a perfect fit for this team. He can play the 2 and 3 positions, and is a lockdown defender. Also would give the team a consistant scorer off the bench, and an alternative at the two should Ray Allen go into one of his slumps again. The perfect fit guy. A good chance he could end up a Celtic with the Bulls, his only other suitor, signing Korver and Brewer already. Richard Jefferson - (12.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.0 apg) Likely wouldn't come here since if he wanted just to win he'd just stay with the equally talented Spurs for more money. But he seems to want to go to a place where he'll be the guy again, as his interest in returning to the nets has shown. He'd be a great consistant scorer off the bench with us, though his bad 3pt percentage last year wouldn't help. Always burned the celtics in his Nets days, so could bring back those days if he joined us. A great option, but far fetched. Matt Barnes - (8.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg) is looking to cash in this summer, but wouldn't be able to with the C's. And Orlando likely wouldn't facilitate a Rasheed included sign and trade. If no one takes him for the price he wants he could sign a one year deal for cheap like Daniels did last year, but don't count on it. He'd be a perfect fit though. James Posey-esque. Tracy McGrady - (8.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.3 apg) He'd help this team stay old at least, but likely is on his last legs. If he found the fountain of youth he'd be a great get at the right price. However, with the Clippers likely throwing some extra dough at him, that price won't be right. Could be a solid guy off the bench if he'd accept the role, though he can't guard other two guards anymore (did he ever?) so he'd be stuck at the three. A last resort option, i'd say. Shaquille O'neal - (12 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.5 apg) - The best big man still out there. Would give the Celtics another big body to bang against Dwight Howard and Bynum on the boards. But would slow down the offense to a crawl, or be left behind at the defensive end. He made the fastbreaking Cavs a halfcourt team and would do the same when on the floor with us. If the team could sign him to the veteran minimum he'd be worth it, if not, let him clog up someone elses offense. Not a great fit. SECOND LEVEL GUYS: (Likely to fall to veteran minimum contracts) Larry Hughes - ( 9.1 pgg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 apg) A solid scorer, though not a great defender. A good option, but there are better fits. Anthony Tolliver - (11.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 apg) Only Bob Ryan seems to be talking about this guy, but he'd be a great option at the backup big spot. He'd give the team young legs and another solid rebounder, which is what they desperately need. A great fit. Kwame Brown - (3.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.5 apg) Everyone has labled him a bust, and rightfully so. But he still has size and can block shots fairly well. With the right big man teaching he could be a solid backup big option. Don't laugh. Clifford ray made Leon Powe great, so he's a miracle worker. A decent option. Rasul Butler - (11.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg) Look at the numbers, the guy can play. He's long, he's a great defender, and can score pretty decently. Another James Posey-esque player. A great fit. Kurt Thomas - ( 3.o ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.7 apg) Played much better than his numbers during the playoffs. That scares me a little though, as he may be a Rasheed junior of saving himself during the regular season to make it to the playoffs. A good option at the backup big, though only 6-9. A decent fit. Flip Murray - (9.9 ppg, 2,4 rpg, 1.8 apg) Mostly would only play the two spot, but he can score, play defense, and could play a little point if needed. A decent option. Devin Brown - ( 8.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 apg) A great defender at the two and three. Can score if needed, though not consistantly. A solid option. Tim Thomas - (7.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.8 apg) A poor man's Rasheed Wallace, which isn't saying much. Could be a decent option no one is talking about, but there are better ones out there. Craig Smith - (7.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 apg) Killed the Celtics a few times last year, could be a good option to give the team some young legs at the four spot, but is undersized at the center. He'd be a Big Babby junior. An unlikely option. JOSH BOONE - (4.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.5 apg) This guy was GREAT back at UCONN defensively, and still has been solid in the league. He's not the greatest scorer outside the paint, but has a similar offensive game to Kendrick Perkins. In fact, i'd say he's almost a Kendrick Perkins lite, meaning that he hasn't gotten the minutes Perkins has to produce. The only knock people really have on him is that he doesn't play hard every game, but i say, when you're on the nets and losing upwards of 60 games per season, it's hard to get up for every game. I think he could be a steal if the Celtics get him, and would give the team the perfect mix of defense and Rebounding they'd be looking for in a backup Center. THE PERFECT FIT! Antoine Wright - (6.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 apg) A decent option scoring wise, but has never been a great defender. Bobby Simmons - ( 5.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.7 apg) A solid scorere when given the minutes, and can play okay defense. A solid option. Damien Wilkins - ( 5.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apg) A decent 3 pt shooter. A born scorer when given free reign. Can play adequate defense. A solid option THE REST OF THE OPTIONS: PF/C - Etan Thomas SF/SG - Jarvis Hayes SG - Jerry Stackhouse SG - Keith Bogans PF/C - Jonathan Bender PF - Joe Smith SG/SF - Marquise Daniels SF/PF - Joey Graham SF - Rodney carney With just a few of these guys onboard I think the C's bench would be amazing. I mean, get a Barnes or a Howard to go with Davis, Oneal, and Robinson and that's a great bench. Plus if either of the rookies turn out to be anything special like Davis was back in '08, this bench could be great! Imagine a playoff roster like this: C- Kendrick Perkins F - Kevin Garnett F - Paul pierce G - Ray Allen G - Rajon Rondo G - Josh Howard C - Jermaine O'neal F - Glen Davis G - Nate Robinson F - Rasul Butler G - Avery Bradley C - Josh Boone F - Luke Harangody C - Semih Erden I'd go to battle confindently with that roster anyday!!!
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    Great post.  Did you forget or omit DJ Mbenga?  He's a 7 footer, can bang, block shots, and was not used effectively at all last year by Zen Master. He made 957 K last year, so vet min  would be a raise, he is under the radar, AND it would weaken an opponent (something Red was famous for).
     
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    Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Recently across most of the Celtics blogs and websites (and even paul pierces brain) there've been a lot of panicked thoughts about how the Celtics will be able to fill out the rest of their roster and make the team a championship contender again next season. 

    There's been talk of course about trading Rasheed's contract for the likes of Barbosa, or Rudy Fernandez, there's also been talk of even Rasheed Wallace playing again next season. But those are both too speculative of subjects to deal with right now as other teams and players would have to also be involved in those decision. 

    But with a slew of solid free agent options still out there, I thought i'd point some of them out to people to try and calm the anxiety that's lingering around out there, and show people that the Celtics bench could be FARRRRR superior to last years with just a few cheap signings in the future. remember back in '08 everyone thought the cast around the Big three wasn't good enough, well, some of these guys could surprise you this year.

    First level guys: (Likely only obtained through sign and trade for Rasheed's contract, unless crazy things happen.)

    Josh Howard - (12.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.4 asp) Coming off a knee injury has shyed teams away from signing this guy, but if healthy, he's a perfect fit for this team. He can play the 2 and 3 positions, and is a lockdown defender. Also would give the team a consistant scorer off the bench, and an alternative at the two should Ray Allen go into one of his slumps again. The perfect fit guy. A good chance he could end up a Celtic with the Bulls, his only other suitor, signing Korver and Brewer already.

    Richard Jefferson - (12.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.0 apg) Likely wouldn't come here since if he wanted just to win he'd just stay with the equally talented Spurs for more money. But he seems to want to go to a place where he'll be the guy again, as his interest in returning to the nets has shown. He'd be a great consistant scorer off the bench with us, though his bad 3pt percentage last year wouldn't help. Always burned the celtics in his Nets days, so could bring back those days if he joined us. A great option, but far fetched.

    Matt Barnes - (8.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg) is looking to cash in this summer, but wouldn't be able to with the C's. And Orlando likely wouldn't facilitate a Rasheed included sign and trade. If no one takes him for the price he wants he could sign a one year deal for cheap like Daniels did last year, but don't count on it. He'd be a perfect fit though. James Posey-esque.

    Tracy McGrady - (8.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.3 apg) He'd help this team stay old at least, but likely is on his last legs. If he found the fountain of youth he'd be a great get at the right price. However, with the Clippers likely throwing some extra dough at him, that price won't be right. Could be a solid guy off the bench if he'd accept the role, though he can't guard other two guards anymore (did he ever?) so he'd be stuck at the three. A last resort option, i'd say.

    Shaquille O'neal - (12 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.5 apg) - The best big man still out there. Would give the Celtics another big body to bang against Dwight Howard and Bynum on the boards. But would slow down the offense to a crawl, or be left behind at the defensive end. He made the fastbreaking Cavs a halfcourt team and would do the same when on the floor with us. If the team could sign him to the veteran minimum he'd be worth it, if not, let him clog up someone elses offense. Not a great fit.


    SECOND LEVEL GUYS: (Likely to fall to veteran minimum contracts)

    Larry Hughes - (9.1 pgg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 apg) A solid scorer, though not a great defender. A good option, but there are better fits.

    Anthony Tolliver - (11.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 apg) Only Bob Ryan seems to be talking about this guy, but he'd be a great option at the backup big spot. He'd give the team young legs and another solid rebounder, which is what they desperately need. A great fit.

    Kwame Brown - (3.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.5 apg) Everyone has labled him a bust, and rightfully so. But he still has size and can block shots fairly well. With the right big man teaching he could be a solid backup big option. Don't laugh. Clifford ray made Leon Powe great, so he's a miracle worker. A decent option.

    Rasul Butler - (11.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg) Look at the numbers, the guy can play. He's long, he's a great defender, and can score pretty decently. Another James Posey-esque player. A great fit.

    Kurt Thomas - ( 3.o ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.7 apg) Played much better than his numbers during the playoffs. That scares me a little though, as he may be a Rasheed junior of saving himself during the regular season to make it to the playoffs. A good option at the backup big, though only 6-9. A decent fit.

    Flip Murray - (9.9 ppg, 2,4 rpg, 1.8 apg) Mostly would only play the two spot, but he can score, play defense, and could play a little point if needed. A decent option.

    Devin Brown - (8.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.3 apg) A great defender at the two and three. Can score if needed, though not consistantly. A solid option.

    Tim Thomas - (7.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.8 apg) A poor man's Rasheed Wallace, which isn't saying much. Could be a decent option no one is talking about, but there are better ones out there.

    Craig Smith - (7.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 apg) Killed the Celtics a few times last year, could be a good option to give the team some young legs at the four spot, but is undersized at the center. He'd be a Big Babby junior. An unlikely option.

    JOSH BOONE - (4.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.5 apg) This guy was GREAT back at UCONN defensively, and still has been solid in the league. He's not the greatest scorer outside the paint, but has a similar offensive game to Kendrick Perkins. In fact, i'd say he's almost a Kendrick Perkins lite, meaning that he hasn't gotten the minutes Perkins has to produce. The only knock people really have on him is that he doesn't play hard every game, but i say, when you're on the nets and losing upwards of 60 games per season, it's hard to get up for every game. I think he could be a steal if the Celtics get him, and would give the team the perfect mix of defense and Rebounding they'd be looking for in a backup Center. THE PERFECT FIT!

    Antoine Wright - (6.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 apg) A decent option scoring wise, but has never been a great defender.

    Bobby Simmons - (5.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.7 apg) A solid scorere when given the minutes, and can play okay defense. A solid option.

    Damien Wilkins - (5.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apg) A decent 3 pt shooter. A born scorer when given free reign. Can play adequate defense. A solid option


    THE REST OF THE OPTIONS:

    PF/C - Etan Thomas
    SF/SG - Jarvis Hayes
    SG - Jerry Stackhouse
    SG - Keith Bogans
    PF/C - Jonathan Bender
    PF - Joe Smith
    SG/SF - Marquise Daniels
    SF/PF - Joey Graham
    SF - Rodney carney

    With just a few of these guys onboard I think the C's bench would be amazing. I mean, get a Barnes or a Howard to go with Davis, Oneal, and Robinson and that's a great bench. Plus if either of the rookies turn out to be anything special like Davis was back in '08, this bench could be great!

    Imagine a playoff roster like this:

    C- Kendrick Perkins
    F - Kevin Garnett
    F - Paul pierce
    G - Ray Allen
    G - Rajon Rondo

    G - Josh Howard
    C - Jermaine O'neal
    F - Glen Davis
    G - Nate Robinson
    F - Rasul Butler
    G - Avery Bradley
    C - Josh Boone
    F - Luke Harangody
    C - Semih Erden

    I'd go to battle confindently with that roster anyday!!!
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Thanks for the information, still very daunting to figure what the Celtics should do.  Barnes for the price seems like the best option.  We will see what he does.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Simmons and Boone for Sheed and cash anyone?

    Simmons last contract $11.2m

    Boone QO currently at $3.0m

    Sheed worth (125% x $6.3 + $100k=) $7.975m

    add some cash as needed or wait till Dec for Howard and risk getting nothing.

    Still have VM for R Butler and Tolliver ... Rookie Min for Parakhouski, etc.

    BTW, R Jefferson is off the list:

     http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/Jefferson_will_re-sign_Tuesday_with_Spurs_98860444.html
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

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    Nice post, antoinew!
    Posted by Kirk6


    Very nice post, indeed.

    And tanks fer laying it out der so dat it's easy ta read and not clogged up with too many facts and specululations on da unneccessaryims so many posts R made up o nowdays.

    It's a good reference point for watching what Da Celtics might do. 
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    That was a terrific post. You spent a lot of time doing your research on it. I hope your post relaxes some of the fans that are panicking.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Invite as many as you can to camp...............play them all, keep them as long as possible, then choose the best ones.  Sorry, but I'm a little angry no one wants to play for us/make a deal with us at the moment.  Sign 'em all, and keep them away from everyone else!!  Utah has always been good at finding undrafted FA's, now it is our turn!!
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    It would be best obviously to land a top tier player such as J. Howard or M. Barnes. However of the second tier players available, I like Bobby Simmons the best. He's coming off a poor season with N.J last season, so his stock is down. However he's been a good player throughout his career. He shot poorly last season, but he's been a good shooter in his previous seasons.
       He's 30 years old. He's 6'6 and weighs 230 lbs. He's a career 40% 3 pt. shooter, 82% free throw shooter and 44% shooting percentage.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Two Toines thinking alike:
      
      
    Imagine a playoff roster like this:

    C- Kendrick Perkins
    F - Kevin Garnett
    F - Paul pierce
    G - Ray Allen
    G - Rajon Rondo

    G - Josh Howard
    C - Jermaine O'neal
    F - Glen Davis
    G - Nate Robinson
    F - Rasul Butler
    G - Avery Bradley
    C - Josh Boone
    F - Luke Harangody
    C - Semih Erden

    I'd go to battle confindently with that roster anyday!!!

    Re: A Far Fetched Foreward

    posted at 7/18/2010 3:26 AM EDT
     
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    If B Miller can only get $5m what's Boone worth smart guy?

    He's got a qualifying offer of just shy of $3m from NJ ... the last guy to have a QO that you said couldn't be had cause they'd match was Childress and he's gone to the Suns for a 2nd round pick!

    Obviously you were wrong on that one - want to try again?

    Make an offer of $3.2m and see what happens ... Danny's got time to kill. Worse thing that can happen is they match or decline to do a S&T and the best thing is a S&T for Sheed ... downside, only $3.1m left from a PTE and the VM for another wing ... R Butler or QWoods, LMAO!!!


    Excellent - Smart minds think alike!
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Josh Howard and Anthony Tolliver !

    Of course JHo would be every Celtic fan's dream come true - even if it were on a one yr deal to let him repair his image and then cash in on next summer's $$$

    He would be a huge upgrade over Tony Allen and Marquis and would be the ultimate disaster insurance for PP & RA.......

    The other name that sticks out is Anthony Tolliver. Nice catch !
    I'd rather see the Celtics go after another slightly undersized C/PF like him than a big speed bump like Shaq......

    It's exciting to be a Celtics fan these days. I have complete trust in Danny Ainge, and am glad he hasn't overspent like some other teams have.

    My one hope is he finds the right deal NOW instead of at the trading deadline, I think trying to fit guys in late in the year is hard on the team and a big gamble.

    If Nate hadn't finally "gotten it" when he did , we never would have made it past Orlando.

    Let's hope the final roster is set before training camp and we can enjoy watching the deepest Celtics team ever roll for 65 regular season wins and another trip to the Finals !
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Agree 100% - Butler & Boone would be Bread & Butter to the roster!
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    I think Rasual Butler is the best remain option for the C's right now. But we need another big, I'm not counting on Erden this season...
    I like Amundsen game.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,


     I would love to get Butler and Shaq.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

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    I think the assumption that Danny is  just waiting to swoop in and get some great talent now is remote.  He had his eye on some guys and slowly most got the deals they wanted.  I still think it is possible to get better but now think  it is time to prepare to go to war with what we have.
    Posted by concord27


    So let's at least pick up some filler before they're gone as well, right?

    Put the VM to work as needed for a couple of these guys ... Butler, Tolliver, Mason, House, E Thomas etc.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    I think we have to comeup with Josh Howard;Richard Jeferson or Barnes,because the other need like Center
    We can add cheap
    look we need a big to play a few minutes we can get that with a VM.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Butler & Kurt Thomas would be nice. Thomas is still a tough interior player.

     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    I think the assumption that Danny is  just waiting to swoop in and get some great talent now is remote.  He had his eye on some guys and slowly most got the deals they wanted.  I still think it is possible to get better but now think  it is time to prepare to go to war with what we have.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Petey ... Why no VM offers by Danny at all so far? He could at least offer the player minimum for Tolliver which is probably $500k due to 1 yr or less of svc.

    Where does the CBA say you have to meet the QO? How do you know that Boone won't take the VM to start over with the C's and then NJ has to decide whether to let him go or overpay the $3m QO they have on the board to keep him ... no sense in protecting your assets if they aren't worth what you thought, right?

    The CBA doesn't say you can't give a player a 1 year extension - non guaranteed for $15m and then use him in that year as trade bait like the Mavs did with Dampier. If the player/agent allows it and there's no restriction you can do it.

    You can steal a RFA from an opponent by front loading his contract with a signing bonus up to 17% of the entire contract and pay that entire contract bonus in cash up front to make it painful for an opponent that is close to the LT and doesn't want to go over - that's what Portland did to Utah with Wesley.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Nice post Antoinew.  I think your breakdown by level is great.  However, when I look at your roster, I'm a bit concerned with a couple things.

    I have reservations about signing Josh Howard.  He might return in November but in what condition will he return is my concern.  Our experiences with KG and TA and their knees makes me somewhat reluctant to drop Sheed's contract value on Howard.  That would give us two major contributors who would be returning following major knee surgery (Howard and Perk).  We've seen how long it takes for these injuries to adequately heal and for the players to become consistent contributors.

    Also, Rasual Butler was a double-digit scorer for the Clippers after probably being the team's 4th offensive option.  We'd have to have a ton of luck to sign him for the VM.  I think he falls into the Matt Barnes category as a player the Celtics WISH will forgo money for getting time and contending for a championship who eventually WILL follow the money.  These guys are probably close to their final contracts so it would be difficult to expect them to NOT go after the money that other teams can offer.  Barnes was so excited that he tweeted he was getting $10 million from the Raptors.  Oooops!

    And for Boone, if he has a qualifying offer from NJ, there is no way we can make an offer to him above the VM.  Am I right?  Is it possible to offer a player LESS THAN what he receives as a QO?

    We HAVE to cater to folks sense of winning and not money.  I sure hope we get lucky with one or two of the guys above.


     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    http://espn.go.com/blog/TrueHoop/post/_/id/18437/latest-buzz-rj-shaq-t-mac-more

    /> I’ve been advised that Philadelphia, with its surplus of swingmen, is open to moving sharpshooter Jason Kapono, who has one season left on his contract at $6.6 million. Kapono is a natural target for teams in the hunt for a perimeter specialist with Mike Miller and Kyle Korver getting snapped up early in free agency. <

    http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jason_kapono/

    He fills the 2/3 spot with size but isn't very productive ... fits the Sheed contract.
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    At least no one is calling for Antoine Walker like they did last year.  That would be too ridiculous for words.  Just like last year.  
     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    Kwame or Kurt Thomas atill out there? I'd give one of them the vet min.

    If they want 1.3 million to play here, knowing they will be on the bench when Perk returns and logging 12-18 mins during the cold Boston Fall/Winter up till then, sure.

    They can wave a towel in the spring. 

    Celts really need a big SF who can defend. Howard, Posey in a trade? Rasual Butler is interesting but his 3 point shooting is below average and I don't personally know how good his defense is.


     
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    Re: Filling out the Bench... still some good free agents out there,

    You'll be lucky if Perk returns this year.  Danny Boy better start scrambling soon because there is nothing left on the bone.  Oh, I know, there is Sheed's contract to make a sign and trade!  lmao

     

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