|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 23, 2013 at 2:30 AM|
Danny had a plan in place to at least replace Collins, but one more big will be needed right? I think so at least. Just to give the Celtics more looks, other than just small ball.
"Honestly, I didn’t know a lot about him," Rivers said of White. "I saw him when he was in Oklahoma City and Charlotte. Listen, we went over three or four guys and this is one of those things where you just listen to [Celtics president of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] and [director of player personnel] Austin [Ainge] and [assistant general manager] Ryan [McDonough]. They give you their opinion; I told them what I need. But at the end of the day, I told them [to get] whoever they thought was the best player. Like I said a week ago or two weeks ago when [Jared Sullinger] went down, we’re just looking for whatever position is the best player."
White, a 6-foot-9 forward, played in China this past season, but has four years of NBA experience with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Bobcats. Rivers said the team was clearing some final hurdles before finalizing a deal (expected to be a 10-day pact), but the team is hoping to add the 26-year-old White before the end of this five-game road trip.
White averaged 6.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game over 124 career NBA appearances. He posted 21.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in 32 appearances for the Shanghai Sharks this season in China.
He sounds solid, and at least he was active even if it was overseas.