|Posted by shawn cassidy on July 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM|
Can the Celtics work on a sign and trade for both players? That would be a good deal if the Celtics can land Lee, who will replace Ray in a sense, and Camby can allow the Celtics to move KG back to the four. The only question I have about Camby, is if he can hold up. He's not like JO, or Shaq, but we've had some bad luck with older big men, and we've had some good ones like PJ Brown, and we had some good moments with Sheed.
"The Boston Celtics have emerged as a serious suitor for Courtney Lee after coach Doc Rivers met with the free-agent guard Saturday night, according to sources familiar with Boston’s thinking.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Celtics, in the wake of losing sharpshooter Ray Allen to the Miami Heat, have ratcheted up their pursuit of Lee as a possible replacement.
Lee averaged 11.4 points per game for the Houston Rockets last season and hit 40 percent of his 3-point attempts.
The Celtics don’t have the salary-cap space to sign Lee outright, but sources say the Rockets have let it be known that they’re willing to participate in sign-and-trade deals with both Marcus Camby and Lee amid the increasing likelihood that neither of those coveted free agents will be returning to Houston."
The Celtics are also rumored to be looking at Mayo again. They can't sign him, the cap space is gone, they can work on a sign and trade, but that's unlikely because the salary doesn't match-up with anyone that could be traded.
CSNNE“The Celtics still have interest in OJ Mayo, and right now they are not the position to give OJ the kind of money he’s looking for,” Blakely said. “But certainly with sign-and-trade possibilities then all of a suddent OM becomes a player the Celtics might make a run at.”