Breaking News: Corey Maggette the Next Celtic?

TJ ZwarychSenior Writer IJuly 4, 2008

As we all know, the Boston Celtics were the best team in the league last year. Best in the regular season, and of course best in the playoffs, because they won it all. But now, it looks like they might get even better.

Recent reports from the Boston Globe say that free agent guard/forward Corey Maggette is seriously considering an offer from the Celtics to join their team.

Last season, Maggette averaged 22.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1 steal a game in 70 games with the Clippers last season.

Although Maggette is a great player and he would be going to a great team, where would he fit? He is a small forward, so therefore to start he would have to take the spot of Paul Pierce, which won't happen.

Even though he wouldn't be able to be a starter, I am sure he wouldn't mind going to the Celtics so he can win a championship. And I am sure the Celtics would definitely love having a player as skilled as Maggette coming off the bench so they could repeat.

The kinks of the deal aren't worked out yet and the amount of money hasn't been released to the press, but if this deal does go through, the chances of the Celtics repeating just sky rocketed.