According to the international hoops site Sportando, an earlier report that Nenad Krstic signed a two-year deal with the Russian team CSKA Moscow is incorrect. Though Krstic and the team are still in serious discussions, no agreement has been finalized. A contract seems likely, but the two parties have not yet agreed on terms. Another website, Novosti.rs, reported earlier that Krstic has already signed with CSKA Moscow for two years and $6 million.
If/when Krstic leaves, Jermaine O’Neal will find himself as Boston’s lone center. When O’Neal inevitably injures himself at some point(-s?) next season, the Celtics will rely on whatever free agents they sign this summer. That could mean Tyson Chandler (reach for the stars, right?) or it could mean Kwame Brown (reality can sometimes taste like shit).
In somewhat related news, I dreamed about Semih Erden last night. In my dream he had cut his shaggy hair, put on 30 pounds of muscle, and looked almost like a seven-foot version of Ivan Drago. I know the Celtics expect Erden to return home due to homesickness, but if he stays, giving him away for a bag of doughnuts and Sasha Pavlovic’s roster spot could become a move to regret.