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Fun With The Free Agent List

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The act of guessing who the Celtics will sign this offseason is virtually pointless this early in the game.  First of all the playoffs aren't even done yet.  Secondly, we haven't even had the draft yet (so team needs haven't really been solidified).  Finally, and most importantly, we don't know what the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) will look like so we have no clue what we can afford.

With that as the backdrop, all I can do is take a look down the free agent list and have some fun with it.

Familiar Faces: Hey, I know that guy!

  • Brian Scalabrine - I actually do want to see him signed, ...as an assistant coach.
  • Leon Powe - looked good against us that one game
  • Marquis Daniels - not sure what his status is health-wise
  • Shelden Williams - no
  • Tony Battie & Marcus Bankswait, they are still in the league?
  • Sebastian TelfairTheo Ratliff - thanks for helping us get KG!
  • Yi Jianlian - never a Celtic (thankfully), but Danny always liked him (for some reason)

Old And Busted: If Danny wants to roll the dice on old and injured players again, he'll have plenty of big name choices!  I'd actually take a flyer on any one of these guys at the right price and on a non-guaranteed deal.  We just can't fill up the roster with them (see Shaq).

  • Michael Redd
  • Yao Ming
  • Greg Oden
  • Grant Hill
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Joe Smith
Offensive Minded:
  • J.R. Smith
  • Jamal Crawford
  • Caron Butler
  • Willie Green
  • Jason Richardson
  • Nick Young
Defensive Minded:
  • Samuel Dalembert
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Jason Collins
  • Shane Battier
  • Mickael Pietrus
Other names of note:
  • Carl Landry
  • Kwame Brown
  • Jeff Foster
  • Mike Dunleavy
  • Joel Przybilla
There are lots more but I don't feel like naming them all and it isn't worth talking about big name restricted guys that we'll never be able to afford (Marc Gasol anyone?).  But who do you want to see in green (if we can afford them)?