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At 6-foot-6 and 230 pounds, Delfino has the size, speed and athleticism to play both shooting guard and small forward.
In addition, the 29-year-old (he’ll be 30 next month) has played under defensive-minded coaches in Milwaukee (Scott Skiles) and Boston (Larry Brown), so the adjustment to Doc Rivers wouldn’t be quite as startling as it would for some players.
But the challenge for Boston in acquiring a player like Delfino isn’t all that different than it was for Lee and Mayo — money.
Short of a sign-and-trade, Boston’s only shot at acquiring Delfino would be to offer him their bi-annual exception which is worth about $1.9 million.
Coming off a three-year deal worth $10.5 million, it’s not a given that Delfino would be willing to accept significantly less money, especially if he could get more elsewhere.