February 29, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman (35) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Ed Davis (32) during the second half of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tyler Kaufman-US PRESSWIRE
There are not a lot of big men available via trade that the C's have interest in, or the means by which to add them. One possibility is for a big man like New Orleans' Chris Kaman to get a buy-out after the Hornets exhaust all trade possibilities leading up to tomorrow's 3 p.m. deadline. If they can't trade him, they're more likely to pursue a buy-out which would allow the Celtics to add him to their roster.
Technically, according to the Trade Machine the Celtics could offer up O'Neal, Wilcox, and Dooling, plus whatever pick that would sweeten the deal enough to make the league run Hornets pull the trigger. However, according to Steve Bulpettt that might not necessarily be true.
Chill on the Chris Kaman talk. He'd cost the Celts one of the Big 3 to make the $ work. May be a FA possibility, but only at right price.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 15, 2012
Won't argue w/trade checker, but people involved say major player would have to be included. May have to do w/contract clauses.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 15, 2012
So it might be a wait-and-see game on Kaman.