First, rumors fly that the Celtics have been interested in Tiny Tim Nate Robinson. Now, the Celtics might be interested in acquiring Portland small forward Travis Outlaw?
A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE reports the Celtics might have interest in signing the 6’9″ sixth man following the season. According to Blakely, signing Outlaw would be a viable option due to the combination of the likely low price of his contract and the fact that he’s one of the premier off-the-bench scorers in the entire NBA.
Blakely writes that any potential deal with Outlaw would likely come with the loss of Marquis Daniels. Daniels, who is still recovering from a thumb injury, makes the $1.9 million bi-annual exception this season but could be in line for a pay hike next season. Outlaw would likely save the Celtics money while providing them youth and athleticism for the future.
Outlaw is an long and bouncy small forward who can get his shot off almost any time he wants. Due to injury, he has only appeared in 11 games this season, but averaged 12.8 points per game last year while finishing fifth in the voting for Sixth Man of the Year.