Just a few more rumors to keep you busy.
Sources say that the Knicks were looking to bring a fourth team into the deal in order to unload Corey Brewer. Several teams were interested, including the Celtics, but New York couldn't work things out. One source said that Celtics GM Danny Ainge was actually trying to recruit a fifth team to take Nate Robinson and a Boston first-round pick to complete the deal for Brewer. However, by the end of the afternoon, the Knicks decided to pull the trigger on the deal with Brewer going to New York.
"The one guy to keep an eye on is Rip Hamilton. The Celtics definitely want him but the question is whether he is going to be bought out. The situation, from what I'm hearing in Detroit, they have to find some kind of solution to that. I can't see them keeping him. "The problem is, he's got two years on his deal after this year. It's beyond fixing. Rip and the coach (John Kuester) don't see eye-to-eye. It's just gone too far. I think the franchise knows they have to move on. There's even been some talk about Rip being open to giving back some money just so he can get out of there."
"For him to get out of that situation, go to Boston, come off the bench and kind of revive his career, that might help his longevity in the league long term. It'd certainly be a financial hit for him though."
More after the jump.
Yes, there have been calls about Antawn Jamison, Anthony Parker and Ramon Sessions, among others. But the Cavs are seeking either unprotected No. 1 draft choices or size, like Chicago's Omer Asik or Boston's Semih Erden, and teams are reluctant to give up either.
The one #Celtics player whose name has come up most in conversations I've had today as someone who's drawing interest, has been Avery Bradley. That, plus D.Ainge's track record with late first-round picks, tells me he's probably going to be a pretty good player one day.
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