Rumor: Celtics Close To Signing David West

UPDATE: Yahoo! seems to report that the deal is still on. Looking for a 3rd team for O'Neal to land.

[falls off chair]

Source: Celtics close to deal with All-Star big man West | NBA.com

A source briefed on discussions Friday evening said that the Boston Celtics are close to a deal with free agent power forward David West, who has been with the New Orleans Hornets since being drafted in 2003. West, 31, was expected to be one of the top free agents in this year's class, but he is coming off of a torn ACL suffered late last season in a game against Utah. West has diligently rehabbed his injury in North Carolina last summer, but teams have been slow to make significant offers to him.

[can't get up off ground]

Update:

Twitter / @WojYahooNBA: Celtics likely send Jermai ...

As @Daldridgetnt reports, David West close w/ Celtics. Y! Sources say sides working on a sign-and-trade for a 3-year, $27-29M deal.

Celtics likely send Jermaine O'Neal and another player to New Orleans in sign-and-trade, sources said. Hornets would move players elsewhere.

David West has desperately wanted to play for a winner, and will take less money to do so in Boston.

Wow.

Twitter / @SherrodbCSN:

A source close to #Celtics J. O'Neal said if he's traded to the #Hornets, he will ask to be waived, and will look to sign with the #Heat.

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