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PJ Brown Joining The Green?

The Boston Globe reports:

The Celtics appear to be close to adding free agent forward P.J. Brown to their roster.

Brown's agent, Mark Bartelstein, acknowledged it is "possible" that Brown could be a Celtic soon.

The 38-year-old Brown, who has been courted to return to his home state team, the New Orleans Hornets, has been inactive this season.

The Celtics have two roster spots to fill before Friday's playoff eligible deadline. The Celtics hope to land veteran guard Sam Cassell if he is bought out by the Clippers.

Brown, who has 14 years of experience, would bring needed depth in the frontline. The 6-foot-11 forward is known for his rebounding and tough interior defense. He averages 9.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for his career. He also would brings much-needed playoff experience, with 81 games under his belt with the four franchises he has played for, most recently as a member of the Chicago Bulls. 

UPDATE: "According to a league source, P.J. Brown will sign with the Celtics soon. It is uncertain when the forward will begin practice with the team or play in his first game." 

This is fantastic news if true.  To be honest, I had forgotten about him but the timing makes sense.  I think PJ was waiting around to see if he could sign one of those Kieth Van Horn mega-deal sign-and-trade specials.  The trade deadline came and went and that didn't happen so now he's looking for one go around with a quality team.  Hopefully this gets done and the Cassell thing works out, which would give us excellent depth.

UPDATE #2: The Herald has the signing as official. -R.H.

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