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Celtics Practice notes part 2, and more on big men depth

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 28, 2013 at 5:10 PM

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The new guys practiced yesterday,and the older guys came in to get some flow with the new guys. Tomorrow's game will be a tough task for one Mr. Bradley. He'll square off against the hottest player in the NBA right now. Curry's coming off a 54 point night,and he's averaging 46 points in his last two games.

Doc also hinted that the Celtics make not sign player who are bought out.

ESPN Boston

NOT EXPECTING BUYOUT HELP: Rivers previously noted the Celtics are in the market for another big man to fill out their roster, but the team isn't expecting that talent to come from the buyout market. Players on other NBA rosters need to be bought out by 11:59 p.m. on Friday in order to be playoff-eligible for another team. "But no one is going to get bought out," said Rivers before cracking, "We were hoping some of the guys who made the All-Star team would get bought out, but none of them will. It’s been really quiet. The trade [deadline] was quiet -- even though there was a lot of chatter about a lot of people -- and I think the buyout [might be the same]. But with buyout, you never know until the last second , when a guy just walks in and says, 'I want out' and the team says, 'Yes.'"

In other news Lou Amundson seems like a prime target for Doc,and the Celtics.

Fox Sports

 Free-agent forward Lou Amundson said the Miami Heat are considering him for their open roster spot. But he isn’t sure it will end up being the right fit. Amundson said in a phone interview Thursday that his agent, Mark Bartelstein, has had conversations with Heat president Pat Riley about him. But he said the recent signing by Miami of Chris Andersen might be too much of a duplication as the Heat seek to possibly fill their 15th spot. “When they signed the ‘Birdman,’ he’s kind of a similar player,’’ Amundson said about he and Andersen both being athletic big men. “But there’s still a possibility (with Miami). That would be great if I could go there.’’

The 6-foot-9 Amundson said other teams in mix for him are Chicago, Boston and New York. The Knicks have a full roster of 15, but Amundson said they’re waiting to see how it works out with Kenyon Martin, who recently signed a 10-day contract. The Knicks also could clear a roster spot by waiving Rasheed Wallace, out for the season due to a foot injury.

I think Lou may see more time here, than any other team listed. He would be solid for the Celtics. He's seem to be a good rebounder,and that's a major weakness in Boston, as it has been for the past 3 years or maybe more.


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Reply Birdman33
5:30 PM on February 28, 2013 
We need a big, at this point we cant be picky.
Reply rcraig617
4:30 AM on March 1, 2013 
We can do better then lou amundson.