Esteban Batista is back in the mix with the Celtics. His agent Marc Cornstien said last Wednesday the Hawks free agent forward-center had declined an offer to sign with Boston. But yesterday, Cornstien said Boston was back under consideration by the 6-foot-10-inch, 270-pounder from Uruguay. "The situation has reopened," Cornstien said. "Boston is very much alive." Cornstien has said Indiana and Charlotte also made offers and talks with Phoenix have slowed. Batista played sparingly for Atlanta last season, but averaged 20.8 points and a tournament-best 12.4 rebounds in the FIBA Americas Championship in Las Vegas last month.