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Bulls.com’s Sam Smith has this scoop:
The Celtics are one the teams said to be considering a strong offer to Bulls center Asik. The thinking is it might help them retain Kevin Garnett, who though playing very well at center the second half of the season doesn’t want to return as a center. ..
Smith doesn’t have the greatest reputation for reporting scoops, but tis the season for rumors.
The 25-year-old Asik is a restricted free-agent. Here’s a snippet of his season recap, courtesy ESPN Chicago:
After such a promising rookie year in the NBA last season, Asik took a step backwards in his progression. He is still a very solid defender, but his offensive game stalled. He struggled to catch the ball in the post and make much of an impact. The Bulls relied on his defensive presence, but they could not go to him as much as Tom Thibodeau would have liked because of his struggles on the offensive end.
As with every free-agent, it all comes down to the money. Asik made $1.8 million last seas...
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According to Sam Smith from Bulls.com:
The Celtics are one the teams said to be considering a strong offer to Bulls center Omer Asik. The thinking is it might help them retain Kevin Garnett, who though playing very well at center the second half of the season doesn’t want to return as a center.
Asik would definitely be a great add, but I'd prefer him coming off of the...
To keep one big man, the Celtics may need to sign another. That's the theory behind extending an offer to Bulls center Omer Asik, according to Bulls.com's Sam Smith. Smith says the Celtics are one of the teams putting together a "strong offer" for Asik. "The thinking is it might help them retain Kevin Garnett, who though playing very well at center the second...
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“I feel like if he does return to basketball, I think that that would be the team,’’ Perkins said of the Celtics. “I heard Kevin say a few times that he wouldn’t want to play for anybody but Doc, so...
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Flip Saunders, who coached Kevin Garnett in Minnesota from 1995-2005, is pretty confident that KG will be back in Celtics green next season.
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From the StarTrib:
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