Found February 21, 2013 on Boston's Bettah:
Would Tyreke Evans be able to fill the Swagger void left from dealing KG? With the 3 pm trading deadline looming, the Boston Celtics are reportedly making a push to land some help, in the name of Tyreke Evans.  The 23 year old former rookie of the year is posting respectable numbers to the tune of 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists while averaging 31.1 minutes per game this season for the Kings. With the loss of both Leandro Barbosa and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics now lack depth at guard, with Courtney Lee, Jason Terry, and Paul Pierce taking over much of ball handling as of late. Evans would immediately give Boston a spark off the bench, and the fact that he is young gives him a chance to establish himself as a key cog for the Celtics future. It has been reported that both Evans and teammate Demarcus Cousins have both been informed that they will not be dealt, but it is likely that if Boston decided to package future draft picks, as well as Courtney Lee and/or Brandon Bass the Kings would be more than interested. Another name that is being mentioned as a trade chip is rookie Fab Melo, with the rumor being that he will be swapped for Wizard’s Jordan Crawford. Crawford, a shooting guard that has fallen out of the rotation in Washington would have the chance to log quality minutes and take some of the pressure off Pierce and Garnett’s scoring. Crawford’s only on the books for 1.1 million this year, and his affordable salary and ability to stretch the floor would allow Boston to acquire a prove scorer, while not having to give up a piece of their current rotation. Washington would acquire a very raw, talented project in Melo who has been able to recently see time on the professional court. Finally, fresh off his “last” last all star game weekend, Kevin Garnett rumors have been reportedly opened back up, with the KG to the Clippers for Bledsoe/Jordan deal apparently being discussed once again. While KG is the heart and soul of the Celtics, Pawning off his hefty salary for younger players could potentially help Boston in the long run, while also allowing Garnett to pursue another ring alongside a very talented Clippers team. Everyone has hear this rumor, and the fact that Chauncey “Big Ticket” Billups is a close personal friend makes it very interesting contemplating whether or not Garnett would be willing to waive his no-trade clause. Not that I would ever want to deal Garnett. This is simply speculation. But maybe this trade would benefit Boston in the short run. They are a splattered team right now, who has bonded together while being counted out of the playoff picture time and time again, even before the loss of Rondo. While they would lose their starting four turned five in Garnett, Bledsoe and Jordan would fill depth that the Celtics are currently without right now. This move would be the final end of the big three era in Boston, and once the oldest team in the league would be transformed into one of the youngest. The fact that both Bledsoe and Jordan would not likely see many playoff minutes makes LA have to consider this trade, as KG would instantly turn LA from a playoff team to a championship contender. More to come…

I wonder how many teams are drooling over the possibility of landing Fab Melo?

Maybe Ainge can convince someone those are NBA numbers? This is easily my favorite moment so far of the media circus that is "NBA Trade Deadline 2013:" In pursuit of guard help, the Celtics have made rookie center Fab Melo available in trade offers, league sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2013 Honestly, if this tweet was sarcastic...

Sacramento Kings: Tyreke Evans Could Be The Steal of the Deadline

  With the Sacramento Kings about to be sold, most believe that they will stand pat at the trade deadline, but if any GM is smart enough, they should trade for Tyreke Evans, who could be the steal of the trade deadline. Many look at his stats and say that he is having his worst season to date, but that could not be further from the truth and if someone trades for him, they would...

Tyreke Evans Is A Forgotten King

This has been another lost season for the Sacramento Kings, who currently sport the second-worst record in the Western Conference. That lack of team success has left many to forget about the play of Tyreke Evans, who just three seasons ago was named the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Celtics making run at Tyreke Evans, still dark horse for Josh Smith

Latest word out of Boston: Celtics making deadline-day run at player they've pursued before ... Tyreke Evans — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013 Kings, until today, have been rejecting all interest in Tyreke. But @mr_jasonjones of Sacramento Bee reports Kings revisiting that stance— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013 Milwaukee, Phoenix emerging as frontrunners...

Fab Melo made available to trade

The very same Fab Melo that lit up the D-League and gloriously watched from the Celtics bench, is being dangled by Danny Ainge as possible trade bait. In pursuit of guard help, the Celtics have made rookie center Fab Melo available in trade offers, league sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2013 A couple months ago, Fab Melo was all the rage...

Rumors update: Jordan Crawford, Tyreke Evans and Clippers pursuit of KG

Trade deadline day started with a small tremor… a report from Chris Broussard that the Celtics are interested in Wizards shooting guard Jordan Crawford: The scale moved from small to mild when Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reminded us of the Celtics interest in the Hawks Josh Smith: “Darkhorse” doesn’t sound too promising, but it appears some sort of Celtics offer remains...

Celtics trade for Jordan Crawford (Fab Melo not included)

Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013 Source: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford will be traded to the Celtics. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013Jordan Crawford desperately wanted trade from Wizards, Celtics taking a flyer, reports...

Celtics are looking to get Jordan Crawford for Fab Melo

It's quite clear the Celtics aren't pursuing any major moves, yet that doesn't mean there aren't going to be complementary ones. From what Chris Broussard has heard, it looks like Ainge is still trying to get a fine microwave oven: With Fab Melo as the bait, Celtics looking to add perimeter scoring. Wizards' Jordan Crawford available @ on their radar — Chris...

Celtics Shopping Fab Melo

The Celtics are looking to move Fab Melo in order to add backcourt depth.

Rumors: Wolves interested in Bradley and Lee; C’s shopping Fab Melo

According to Doogie Wolfson of, the Wolves are interested in Avery Bradley and/or Courtney Lee: To get Boston’s Avery Bradley, the Wolves would have to sacrifice Derrick Williams and a future first-round pick, according to a league source. That’s not happening. Another name to keep an eye on are Boston’s Courtney Lee, whom Adelman likes, according to a team source...

Paul Pierce schools Fab Melo in 1-on-1 (Video)

Since Boston Celtics center Fab Melo is a rookie, you'd expect Paul Pierce who has played fifteen years in the league to have a leg up on him when playing a little bit of 1-on-1 in practice.Watch as Paul plays some pretty solid post defense against the former Syracuse big man and takes the big man to school:(Courtesy of Green Street)

German D-Leaguer allegedly prefers Hidalgo, TX to Boston

Afraid of the big city? Earlier today it was reported that the Celtics were looking at a short list of big men to add to their roster.  One of those is Tim Ohlbrect, a 24 year old 6'11" center from Germany currently playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the D-League.  According to (via reddit) Ohlbrect had turned down a 10-day contract offer from Boston...

Jeff Green leads Boston Celtics’ rout of the Phoenix Suns 113-88

Danny kept the gang together and the Celtics responded, snapping a two-game losing streak rolling over the Suns to get their first win of this five game West Coast road-trip. Even without Kevin Garnett held out for rest, the Celtics throttled the hapless Suns and pulled away in the second half on route to a 113-88 victory. Despite having only one legitimate big-man in uniform, the...

NBA Trade Rumors 2/21

The NBA trade deadline is today, here are the latest rumors flying around. - The Nets have made a offer for Celtics star Paul Pierce. -The Celtics are offering Fab Melo to the Wizards for Jordan Crawford of the Wizards. -The Magic would still like to trade J.J. Reddick but they want a 1st round pick in return. - Dwight Howard will not be traded. -There was a trade last night between...
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