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The Celtics free agent search: The Bigs Part 2 of 4

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 9, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Well we can cross off Yao Ming on the list of bigs. Let's take a look at the next three bigs that the Celtics could target. The Celtics don't have a lot of money,but the Celtics need big bodies.

Josh Powell:

Not a fan of this potential option because of his ties with the Lakers. I think I'm not a fan of the potential option because he's simply not the right guy for this team. He doesn't wow me,but do any of the bigs out there on the market really wow you? They just don't for me. He's an average bench player at best. I don't see him playing any better than Big Baby. Josh Powell isn't in the Shelden Williams type class. Powell does have a decent shot,and he's just an average defensive player. He's not on my list for Celtics bigs. I doubt he will be an option,but he's worth the look.

Joel Przybilla:

He's got a lot of energy,and he can rebound the ball for you. He's not a bad scorer at all. He filled in a lot for the injured Oden,but in the past couple of season Joel has battled  with his fair share of injuries. I would take Joel maybe if he wasn't hurt all the time. I really want to stay away from players with injury problems. I wouldn't mind giving Joel a chance if we use him as a third option or even on injured reserve. Joel is 31,and he's heading down the path of old age. Let's hope Joel can become healthy again even if he's not a Celtic.

Nazr Mohammed:

The Thunder have a stock of Bigs right now. Nazr would see big minutes in Boston. He won't get a long term deal,but he would fit into the system. He's played in the NBA for 13 seasons,and he's able to provide some quality veteran time for the Celtics.

Nazr has a half-decent short-to-medium range jumper. In addition, he can block shots and does a solid job of drawing fouls.Nazr can rebound with anybody, especially on the offensive glass. He's also not the worst finisher in the world.

His hands are l bad, as his high turnover rates will attest to. He is also a defensive liability because of his height and lack of quickness. Mohammed will never be considered a big scoring option in the post, and doesn't run the floor especially well, so a good deal of his points are of the garbage variety.

Do you see the wow factor? The Celtics have options,but will any big out on the market impact the Celtics? I hope so,but it really  looks doubtful.

Stay tuned for part 3

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Reply celtsfan
02:29 AM on July 10, 2011 
Not digging any of the bigs on this list. Part 1 I like Dalembert

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