|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM|
The Portland Trailblazers are fielding offers for guard Jamal Crawford and the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Boston Celtics are among the teams actively pursuing the scoring specialist intensely, a league source tells CSNNW.com.
I like the option off the bench, and honestly hey may give the Celtics more than Ray Allen. He's five years younger, and he can score anywhere on the court, but we would lose the best shooting player in the clutch. Craword for a cheap deal, Is okay by me.
The NBA has granted Boston a 2013 second-round pick from Oklahoma City in a dispute over Jeff Green's medical condition, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Yahoo! Sports had earlier reported the NBA's decision. The pick going to Boston is a pick the Thunder acquired from the Charlotte Bobcats in 2011 for Byron Mullens.
That's good news for the Celtics, considering the Bobcats set an NBA record for futility last season. Chances are, that pick is going to be in the low 30s overall.
The Celtics acquired Green in a 2011 trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City. The deal also sent Nenad Krstic and a first-round pick (No. 22 overall in Thursday's draft via the Clippers) to Boston and Nate Robinson to the Thunder.
Kristic and Robinson are no longer with the Celtics and Thunder, respectively.
The Celtics withdrew a one-year, $9 million contract offer to Green after he failed a physical due to a heart ailment. He missed the entire 2011-12 season and had surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm in January.
He is an unrestricted free agent and his agent, David Falk, told Sports Illustrated earlier this month that he's had exploratory talks with "12 to 14 teams" regarding Green.
I did find it odd that the Thunder didn't see anything wrong with Green prior to trading him to Boston.