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Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« on: February 14, 2013, 12:00:14 AM »
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“We have players we like in the D-League, and we have a little more than a week before the trade deadline. And we’ll explore all of that. Immediately we will probably bring someone in on a 10-day contract, and we’re going through all those names. There’s a lot of names actually, but it’s going to be very difficult to replace Leandro Barbosa.”

“Immediately” will likely mean the end of the All-Star break that starts tomorrow, and in terms of free agents, the Celtics are looking beyond the D-League and the U.S. border.

“There are guys playing all around the world, and I need to figure out when they may become available with their contracts,” said Ainge. “So there’s a lot to go through here.”

I'm liking Shelvin Mack or Johnny Flynn. Both would be nice pick ups.
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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 12:05:10 AM »
Dionte Christmas and Jabar Smith.

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 12:07:37 AM »
Dionte Christmas and Jabar Smith.

I'd prefer someone who can play the point, but Christmas would be nice to see again.
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All we need is a powerful beast that can soar up to the skies and lay waste on our enemies. One with potential to wreak havoc and strike fear. With such a mythical being, we can take back what is ours - with fire and blood.

I hear talk that such a beast is projected #1 overall in the 2014 draft.

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 12:08:16 AM »
Ugh, don't tell me we're gonna put our trust in D league players that doc won't play anyways. I was hoping for Kmart or somebody at least proven.

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 12:09:01 AM »
ok cool
we are not looking to get rid of current playas
just replacing barbosa..im cool with that..

reading the thread title i was worried

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 12:11:25 AM »
I hated Shelvin Mack in Washington. One of the worst guards I have seen in some time.

I really do not want to see him here in Boston.

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 12:12:11 AM »
Dionte Christmas and Jabar Smith.
I would love to have Christmas back but I don't see him leaving his deal in Moscow to play the second half of the season with the Celtics without a guarantee next year.

Smith can knock down some 3's, get hot and help us score.
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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 12:18:55 AM »
the vets were lobbying for kenyon martin a few months ago

why have we not signed him?

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 12:19:37 AM »
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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 12:23:09 AM »
Johnny Flynn has been playing here in australia putting up 17.6, 6.1 and 4......... Our basketball isnt great folks

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 12:25:28 AM »
semih's killing it in the euroleague


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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 12:38:44 AM »
Dionte Christmas and Jabar Smith.
I would love to have Christmas back but I don't see him leaving his deal in Moscow to play the second half of the season with the Celtics without a guarantee next year.

Smith can knock down some 3's, get hot and help us score.

GOD NO on Jamar Smtih.

When he was with us in the Summer league he was up there in the top 10 for worst players I have ever seen in a Celtic Jersey.

I would rather sign an out of shape Dooling over Jamar Smith any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 12:49:56 AM »
Dionte Christmas and Jabar Smith.

It's Jamar Smith, but yeah, those two guy seem like realistic targets.

The trouble is that the Celtics only have two open roster spots, which seems weird considering they only really have NINE rotation players at the moment.  I think Barbosa will need to be waived, unless he gets sent out in some minor trade for salary matching purposes.

The Celtics really need another guard, a 2/3 type, and a 4/5 type.

My ideal would be getting Dejaun Blair for very little (e.g. Barbosa, cash consideration, and a couple of future second rounders), then signing Dionte Christmas and maybe somebody like Andy Rautins (3 pt shooter) or Rashad McCants.  Or maybe you just get another small guy like Jamar Smith.
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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 01:05:11 AM »
Game notes

The Celtics were 4 for 18 from the floor in the second quarter, making 33 percent of their shots in the first half. They were 4 for 21 in the third. ... The Celtics' eight points in the third quarter were the team's fewest in a period this season, two less than they managed in the fourth quarter of a 106-77 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 27. ... Former Celtic Antoine Walker was in the crowd. ... The Bulls had a season-high 22 turnovers.


Did anybody else see this in the ESPN game notes?  Are you guys thinking what I'm thinking?  8)

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Re: Danny Ainge: We're looking to bring someone in immediately
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 01:05:55 AM »
The trouble is that the Celtics only have two open roster spots, which seems weird considering they only really have NINE rotation players at the moment.  I think Barbosa will need to be waived, unless he gets sent out in some minor trade for salary matching purposes.

I haven't calculated it myself though it looks good from the eyeball test, but the Celtics are said to have room for only two minimum contracts under the hard cap (because they used the full MLE on Terry), so to add a third player, they would almost certainly have to send Barbosa in a salary dump to another team (presumably with cash for a heavily protected second-round pick) to clear cap space to add a third player via free agency.
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