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Filling in the roster: free agents attempting to flock to Boston?

At yesterday's press conference, Danny Ainge reiterated once again that the team "wasn't done".  If this morning's report in the Herald was any indication, Danny wasn't kidding.  Apparently, we're courting a number of point guards and big men to get our New Three some help:

In a rather amazing turn of events, Boston has suddenly become a desirable city for NBA free agents. Agents for legitimate veteran players were actually calling the Celtics yesterday, looking to place their clients in Boston as news of Kevin Garnett’s arrival spilled out further.

Presently, agents and league sources confirm that the Celts are looking at four point guards and five big men as they try to find the right players to support their talented trio.

Eddie House, Troy Hudson, Brevin Knight and Charlie Bell are reportedly on the point guard list. Bell is a restricted free agent, which makes his situation a little different (Milwaukee can match any offer he gets). Hudson had his contract bought out by the Timberwolves yesterday, making him a free agent. And while the C’s were previously steering away from Knight because of alleged locker room issues, a source said, "Hey, just about everyone that’s out there now has (a few) spots."

As for big men, Doc Rivers said the Celts are "very interested" in Dikembe Mutombo as a backup center, while P.J. Brown, Michael Ruffin, Calvin Booth and Scot Pollard are also under consideration.

There are some interesting names on that list.  I'm personally partial to Brevin Knight and P.J. Brown, but we'll see what happens.  More than anything else, it's great to be rooting for a team that is clearly doing everything in it's power to bring this team a championship. 

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