Leon Powe, who isn’t the same player you remember, is close to a Boston Celtics reunion, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. He “fully expects” Powe back in Boston, and has been told Boston is “operating under belief it’s a done deal” though other teams — the Knicks and Grizzlies, to name two — have also expressed interest in the 6’8 power forward.
With three roster spots to fill (if Chris Johnson’s ten-day contract doesn’t get extended), Powe won’t be Boston’s only addition. One name linked to the Celtics repeatedly? Troy Murphy, the left-hander who couldn’t crack New Jersey’s rotation and still hasn’t played for a single playoff team in his entire career. The Boston Herald mentioned a few other names today. Hint: they won’t make you forget Kendrick Perkins.
According to sources, the Celtics are hoping the talk of Troy Murphy being available comes true. They are said to have interest also in Dan Gadzuric, Sasha Pavlovic and Jason Kapono.
Dan Gadzuric TOTALLY limits the blow of losing Perk. Same with Sasha Pavlovic, who has been named the single worst NBA player alive by at least one knowledgeable human. And Kapono? Well, he almost averages one point a game. Anybody else wonder why the C’s traded away Semih Erden’s roster spot, if Leon Powe and Dan Gadzuric are legitimate candidates to fill that spot? Doesn’t make sense, does it? Trusting Danny Ainge right now requires a major leap of faith.