Trade Rumor: Celtics Still Interested in Chris Kaman

February 29, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman (35) goes up for a rebound during the second half of a game against the Toronto Raptors at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tyler Kaufman-US PRESSWIRE

The Celtics need a center. There's a pretty good center that is very publicly on the trade block. So there's no surprise that Ainge is interested.

Hornets shopping Chris Kaman; Magic at odds over Dwight Howard - Sam Amick - SI.com

Sources close to the situation said the Hornets continue to talk to teams about a possible Kaman trade, with the Rockets, Warriors, Heat, Pacers and Celtics among those still interested. The Hornets, sources said, are looking for draft picks or young players to help build their foundation, and the odds appear slim that any of the teams will satisfy the league's demands. The Rockets and Warriors, specifically, continue to pursue Howard and would be hesitant to give up pieces in a Kaman deal first. Rival executives continue to complain that dealing with the Hornets comes with the complication of negotiating with league officials. NBA commissioner/de facto Hornets owner David Stern had said that a deal with a new owner was expected to be finalized by March 1, but it has yet to happen and Stern must approve all trades until the buyer is in place.

Is Ainge willing to trade picks for Kaman? He indicated that he wouldn't give up picks and future assets for win-now kinds of guys. That would seem to be the case here. Toss in David Stern's group running the team and I doubt we'll see anything happen here.

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