Boston Celtics Rumors: C's Must Avoid Signing Scrub Big Men Like Joel Przybilla

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Boston Celtics Rumors: C's Must Avoid Signing Scrub Big Men Like Joel Przybilla
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The Boston Celtics need to sign a bunch of big men after they lost Shaquille O’Neal, Kendrick Perkins and Nenad Krstic this offseason.

They also may have to forge ahead without Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis and Troy Murphy, two other bigs who were part of their rotation that are now unrestricted free agents.

Unfortunately for the C’s, their options are very limited with massive amounts of cap space tied up with Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jermaine O’Neal. They’re also widely expected to resign restricted free agent forward Jeff Green.

That leaves them with just some exceptions like the mid-level and veteran’s minimum contracts to hand out since they also will not be using the new amnesty clause of the CBA to free up any space.

While the market will be limited for centers and power forwards with these restrictions, they should still be able to find some serviceable players willing to take a pay cut in order to contend for a championship.

Boston GM Danny Ainge needs to make sure he stays away from these bums if he wants to achieve his goal of winning another ring in the Big Three era.

Joel Przybilla

This stiff has been playing for 11 years in the league and has yet to do much more than get posterized and grab a few rebounds.

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He has career averages of 4.0 points, 1.5 blocks and 6.3 rebounds per game, which isn’t awful, but they don’t tell the full story.

Przybilla has only been on three playoff teams in his career and barely contributed except for a few rebounds in the Trail Blazers first round exit to the Rockets in 2009.

The guy isn’t a winner and won’t be able to help the C’s as much more than a twelfth man.

Earl Clark

Does Clark even have a position in this league? He has played everywhere from small forward to center and has found no success at any spot on the floor.

The Suns wasted their first round draft pick on him back in 2009 and he spent almost half of his rookie season with the Iowa Energy in the D-League. They soon sent him packing to Orlando as part of the Jason Richard, Vincent Carter, Marcin Gortat, Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Pietrus mega-deal.

He saw action in even fewer games after the deal and did only marginally better when he saw the court for the Magic.

His stats are atrocious and this draft bust wouldn’t be more than a bench warmer for a real contender. 

Kwame Brown

No, Danny Ainge, do not even think about signing this bum.

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Kwame is one of the biggest draft busts of all time and does not deserve to be in this league anymore.

He had a couple solid games with the Bobcats last year but they were so pathetic that anyone would look good in the middle there.

Playing in 26 minutes per game he was only able to score 7.9 points and grab 6.8 rebounds and averaged just .6 blocks while he was on the floor. Those are terrible numbers for a starter and a real team like Boston has no use for this guy. 

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