HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The Celtics have been hard up on the frontline of late, what with Jermaine O’Neal nursing a wrist injury for the last 10 games and then, the recent disturbing news about reserve big man Chris Wilcox, who faces surgery for an enlarged aorta and will miss the rest of the season.
So it comes as little surprise Boston is out shopping for a big man and may be able to land a former All-Star one at that, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. Chris Kaman of the Hornets is the man who, if the cards fall the right way, might end up in Beantown:
The Boston Celtics are very much in the market for a center and will certainly look to make a move prior to the trading deadline.
But if the C’s fail to land a much-needed big man prior to tomorrow’s 3 p.m. deadline, all is not lost in their quest to add size.
New Orleans center Chris Kaman has been on the trading block for a while, with the asking price seemingly dropping by the minute.
He’s earning more than $14 million this season, which as you can imagine, has scared off a number of potential suitors.
If the Hornets can’t move him via trade, you can anticipate talks about a buy-out to begin soon.
That would allow him to become a free agent and sign with any team of his choosing.
According to a league source, Boston would be on his short list of potential destinations.
“You look at what they need and what he brings to the game . . . it would be a great fit, it really would,” the source said. “But a lot of things have to happen, and not happen, before that can come about.”