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Watching the waiver wire

This is probably old news for those who scan ESPN (and our forums) consistently, but Marc Spears reports :

An NBA source said the Celtics have contacted representatives for waived guards Brent Barry and Flip Murray. Although the source said the Celtics have some interest in recently waived center Jamaal Magloire, they have yet to contact his representatives.

Barry, who is coveted by several teams, actually becomes an unrestricted free agent at 10 a.m. Tuesday, assuming he clears waivers. Murray and Magloire become unrestricted free agents, assuming they clear waivers, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Once forward/center Chris Andersen gets reinstated by the NBA, the Hornets are expected to re-sign him, according to an NBA source. If Andersen became a free agent, Boston would be expected to have interest.

Steve Bulpett has more on the Barry interest:

 The Celtics have let their interest in Brent Barry be known, but there is concern around the club that the soon-to-be free agent guard will choose to play for a contender closer to home in the West. According to league sources, the Celts are now a step behind Phoenix, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston in the race for his services, but that could change.

"I think any time you add a guy to a team that is a veteran that has won two championships and has been in the same type of system, definitely I think he can be valuable in this situation," said Ray Allen, who played with Barry in Seattle. "Brent’s a guy that was always a good teammate. He’s a resource of knowledge. He knows the game. I think he definitely would be valuable." 

In other news, Scal practiced with the team, and is expected to be back soon.

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