Chris Kaman has been mentioned numerous times as a possibility for the Boston Celtics. A trade might not work — the Celtics don’t have many assets, and it’s unlikely they would trade the ones they do in exchange for a two-month rental of a good-but-not-great center (remember, long-term is now the priority) — but A. Sherrod Blakely reports the Celtics are hoping to add Kaman through a buyout scenario. (CSNNE)
There are not a lot of big men available via trade that the C’s have interest in, or the means by which to add them.
One possibility is for a big man like New Orleans’ Chris Kaman to get a buy-out after the Hornets exhaust all trade possibilities leading up to tomorrow’s 3 p.m. deadline.
If they can’t trade him, they’re more likely to pursue a buy-out which would allow the Celtics to add him to their roster.
A trade for Kaman doesn’t make a lot of sense unless the Hornets get pretty desperate and accept something like Jermaine O’Neal + Keyon Dooling + Chris Wilcox + second-round pick. Acquiring him in a buyout does. The Celtics are desperate for bigs, even ones who hunt Bobcats (the animal, not the NBA team owned by Michael Jordan) and take pictures with dead ones.