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Celtics or Red Claws looking to sign Romero Osby


Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Not sure I understand this report but I'll pass it along anyway.

Celtics Lead Among Teams Negotiating Rights To Romero Osby - RealGM Wiretap

With the Boston Celtics as the leading candidate to acquire his rights, Romero Osby is finalizing a deal to sign in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM. Osby was a final cut of the Orlando Magic, who selected the rugged, active forward with the No. 51 pick in the NBA draft. Since Osby’s release in training camp, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets have also expressed interest in him, sources said.

So are the Celtics trying to sign him or is it just the Maine Red Claws (which might make it easier for the Celtics to sign him later if they like him)?  Technically we've got a spot open and we might have enough space under the cap to squeeze in a rookie free agent.  I guess we'll see.

I'm not very familiar with Osby but his wingspan sure sounds impressive.

CELTICS GREEN BLOG celtics fans for life!: Celtics Have Their Eyes on Romero Osby

Osby is a 6'8" power forward with an 8'8" standing reach and a 6'9.75" wingspan. Osby averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds last season at the University of Oklahoma. He was the 51st pick in the draft by the Orlando Magic. Osby played in seven preseason games for the Magic and averaged 5.7 points and four rebounds in 15.4 minutes a game. He was the final cut by the Magic in training camp.

Anyone else have any news or thoughts on this?