Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 4/5/12
First let's give credit where credit is due. Kevin Garnett has done a phenomenal job stepping in at center. Brandon Bass has also been a welcome improvement over Big Baby and Greg Stiemsma has far exceeded expectations of a D-League pickup. But with the season ending ailments to Chris Wilcox and Jermaine O'Neal, the Celtics needed to pick up one more quality big man (sorry Ryan) and they failed there. What's especially disappointing is that the asking price wasn't that high. J.J. Hickson was available, and while not a center, he would definitely give you a better option at the 4 spot then Paul Pierce or Ray Allen (as Doc was forced to go to last night). Check out his numbers, since Portland picked him up off waivers: He was allegedly available from the Kings for a 2nd rounder. At the age of 23, personally I think he's worth a 1st rounder and would have been a steal for a 2nd rounder or two. We heard rumors the Celtics were interested in trading for him. Would love to know w...
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