Found March 19, 2012 on
Help could be on the way for the Celtics. After failing to make a move prior to the NBA trade deadline and then learning on Monday that Jermaine O'Neal will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, the C's could use some depth, particularly in the frontcourt. It looks like the Celtics could be turning to free agency in order to add that depth. Head coach Doc Rivers said on Monday that the C's were "close" with a couple of free agents. And according to CSNNE.com's A. Sherrod Blakely, Rivers expects the C's to have another big man on...
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“It’ll be fun,” said coach Doc Rivers, perhaps speaking more in the hopeful than definitive sense. “We have a chance to catch Atlanta, have a chance to put room (between themselves and) Milwaukee and...
Jermaine O'Neal will have season-ending surgery on his left wrist.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 19, 2012
Danny, please never sign another O'Neal again. Thank you. In other news:
Doc Rivers on #celtics big man search: "We're close with a couple of free agents that we've looked at, but we'll see."— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 19, 2012
Boston Celtics forward-center Jermaine O'Neal will have surgery on his left wrist and miss the remainder of the season.
O'Neal, in his 16th NBA season, already has missed 13 games with the sprained wrist. Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss says no date has been set for the surgery.
The 33-year-old O'Neal has averaged 5.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 25 games, including 24 starts...
There isn't any new speculation on who the free agents could be.
ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg has evidence that Ronny Turiaf isn't one of the players referenced by Doc Rivers.