Remember those Adam Morrison rumors that sprang up earlier in the summer that the majority of us scoffed at?Well, they're back.
From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Still searching for another shooter, the Boston Celtics have Adam Morrison(notes) working out for their front-office and coaching staffs this week at the team's practice facility, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Morrison worked out on Tuesday and planned to do so again on Wednesday, sources said.
The Celtics aren't close to deciding if they'll make any kind of make-good contract offer for training camp.
This is an interesting development, to say the least. The Celtics already have 17 players under contract, with three of those players working under non-guaranteed deals (Delonte West, Tony Gaffney, and Oliver Lafayette). Morrison stands at 6'8, which, if he did make the team, would give the Celtics another option at small forward behind Paul Pierce and Marquis Daniels. A lack of depth at small forward has been identified as a potential weakness for this current group, so perhaps that has spurred on this interest in Morrison.
UPDATE: Wojnarowski just tweeted that Morrison hasn't been the only one working out for the Celtics:
Celtics workouts over past two days have included Cuttino Mobley, Rashad McCants, Trenton Hassell and Adam Morrison, league source tells Y!
Trenton Hassell doesn't surprise me because of his reputation as a defender, and McCants has close ties with Kevin Garnett dating back to their Minnesota days (I'm not saying that's why he was invited to work out, just pointing it out). Mobley, however, surprises me, seeing as he was forced to retire from the New York Knicks in 2008 due to a serious heart condition (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). Woj, however, tweeted that Mobley has been medically cleared to play.
Also, Roy Rogers is joining the Celtics' coaching staff, according to Wojnarowski's twitter:
Boston is hiring Nets assistant Roy Rogers to join Doc Rivers' staff, sources say. Rogers worked under Celts assistant Lawrence Frank in NJ.