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You will notice the Boston Celtics only have six players under contract (Jeff Green is a restricted free agent, but the team has expressed interest in bringing him back). Could they be big players when the free agency period starts on December 9th?
There is no free agent out there that would look better in Celtic green than Tyson Chandler. This move would make the Celtics a true contender to come out of the Eastern Conference. Chandler has a big contract coming to him, but Boston should be able to stay in the sweepstakes.
The second-best big man on the market, Nene would not be a bad consolation prize if the Celtics lose out on Chandler. He will provide the rebounding and toughness expected of a Boston center.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis
Don't look now, but Glen Davis' minutes and stats are getting closer and closer to that other Boston Celtics' power forward, Kevin Garnett.
What he lacks in athleticism and hops, "Big Baby" makes up for with toughness and a soft touch. Last year was the best of Davis' career, and I don't think he has quite reached his ceiling.
With Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Davis, the Celtics' rebuilding period may not be as painful as we anticipated. Throw a solid center and a dynamic scorer in there, and you have a playoff team.
I expect the Celtics to bring their one-time project back.
I could see why the Boston Celtics would bring him back: He can back up both Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen, and has plenty of playoff experience. As long as he has not been trouble in the locker room (which cost him his job in Cleveland) I would expect Boston to give him another run.
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