Celtics Trade Rumor: If You Believe Sam Amico, Beasley To Beantown Is "Close"

BOSTON - APRIL 27: Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics dunks the ball as Michael Beasley #30 of the Miami Heat defends during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at the TD Garden on April 27, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Beasley speculation / rumors were discussed a lot yesterday, but here's a bit more from Sam Amico, who covers the Cavs for Fox Sports Ohio:

Celtics aim for rebound, but can it happen? - Sam Amico - Fox Sports Ohio

[T]he scuttlebutt before Tuesday’s game was that the Celtics might be looking to make a deal that involves sending veteran center Jermaine O’Neal to Minnesota and landing young forward Michael Beasley in return.

Amico followed up on that tidbit in a chat he held today:

[Q:] Will Beasley end up being a Laker?

Sam Amico: I could definitely see that. But I think he'll end up with the (gasp) Celtics. Sounds like that deal is close.

If it's JO for Beasley, I say get it done. It's not like Danny would be gutting the core of a championship contender at the trade deadline or anything. Sure, adding Beasley would probably change the identity of the team a bit, but this team could use it.

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