Despite multiple reports to the contrary, SI reports that Shane Battier is still considering the Boston Celtics.
Battier’s list still includes the Heat, Spurs, Pacers, Raptors, Grizzlies, Celtics and his former Memphis team. The Thunder have also had discussions with either Battier or his camp. The team-to-player conversations might matter more with players like these than with so many others, as a clear understanding of roles, goals and, of course, financial incentive will come into play.
I’d love Battier in Boston. I just don’t see how he’d sign for $3 million when another team (aka the Heat) can offer him more money and a better chance (damn it, I hate saying this) at winning a championship.
P.S. – Though my shaved head looks like corn rows, there’s no truth to the rumor I simply want Battier because I have a syndrome commonly referred to as “Battier Head.” He’s just good. That’s it.