Oh, dear lord. The Celtics have set up a meeting with Kwame Brown. I hope he doesn’t have to take a cab to the meeting: I hear he has trouble catching them. (Boston Herald)
As a testament to the Celtics’ willingness to kick the tires of every big man who might help the cause, Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers have set up a meeting with Kwame Brown tomorrow in Orlando.
“We’re checking out a lot of possibilities – it’s still very early in the process,” Danny Ainge said today of what is certain to be a broad casting call for big men, including Shaquille O’Neal.
Ainge said he has not set up a meeting, to this point, with O’Neal.
The 6-11 Brown spent the last two seasons with the Pistons, and in strictly a backup (13.8 minutes per game) role averaged more rebounds (3.7) than points (3.3) last season. But his value as a shot blocker (0.6 career average) may be what the Celtics are looking at now.
Brown, of, course, is better known as one of the greatest draft disappointments of all time.
In case reading the sentence, “Brown, of course, is better known as one of the greatest draft disappointments of all time,” wasn’t enough to clue you in, I think it’s safe to say the Celtics would be better off without this meeting.
Kwame Brown? Sweet Jesus, I never thought it would come to this.