The C’s rumored pursuit of swingman Carlos Delfino is not over yet as Doc Rivers reiterated the Celtics interest to the Argentinian website Olé:
“We’ve looked, and I wish we had the money to add him,” said Rivers. “We could really use him.” Rivers praised Delfino’s ability to strip the ball defensively (1.5 steals per game defensively this past season) and move it offensively (2.3 assists per night in 2011-12). “They’ve turned him into a shooter,” added the Celtics coach, ”but he can give you more.”
Money might not be the only obstacle to signing Delfino (who made $3.5 million last year) — role might factor in as well. Delfino has started 159 of 178 games he’s played in over the past two seasons, while this team he’d be 11th in the rotation at best. After Bradley recovers from his offseason surgery, it’s unlikely Boston would have many minutes for the seven-year veteran. Still, with the Houston Rockets his only other known option, it’s not impossible that Delfino would take a discount to play with a contender, possibly spelling doom for Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas.