Add Ime Udoka to the list of scrub free agents the Boston Celtics have had discussions with. Actually, maybe it’s a bit harsh to call Udoka a scrub. He once scored 17.1 points per game… for the Fort Worth Flyers. (CSNNE)
It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics have a gaping hole in their roster for a defensive-minded perimeter defender. And in all likelihood, it’ll have to be a player willing to accept a salary for the veteran’s minimum.
Sacramento’s Ime Udoka may in fact be that player.
Udoka, who will be 33 years old next month, is a player that the C’s have had preliminary discussions about acquiring.
However, his agent Mark Bartelstein, made it clear that no deal is imminent.
“There have been some talks, but nothing close to being done,” Bartelstein told CSNNE.com.
Udoka IS a very good defender, or at least he has that reputation. Unfortunately, he’s all glove and no bat. And by no bat, I mean NO bat: Udoka averaged only 3.6 points last season while shooting 37.8% from the field. On the plus side, if the Celtics sign both Udoka and Larry Hughes, the two could have some very entertaining shooting contests. Okay, maybe entertaining isn’t the right word.
And as a nice little P.S. – Kwame Brown’s agent, who happens to be the same as Udoka’s, says the Celtics aren’t out of the picture yet. My prayers have been answered!