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Dirkenstien
02-27-2008, 04:20 PM
According to the Boston Globe:

C's may land Brown
Email|Link|Comments (0) Posted by Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff February 27, 2008 01:56 PM
The Celtics appear to be close to adding free agent forward P.J. Brown to their roster.

Brown's agent, Mark Bartelstein, acknowledged it is "possible" that Brown could be a Celtic soon.

The 38-year-old Brown, who has been courted to return to his home state team, the New Orleans Hornets, has been inactive this season.

The Celtics have two roster spots to fill before Friday's playoff eligible deadline. The Celtics hope to land veteran guard Sam Cassell if he is bought out by the Clippers.

Brown, who has 14 years of experience, would bring needed depth in the frontline. The 6-foot-11 forward is known for his rebounding and tough interior defense. He averages 9.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for his career. He also would brings much-needed playoff experience, with 81 games under his belt with the four franchises he has played for, most recently as a member of the Chicago Bulls

Link: http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/2008/02/cs_may_land_bro.html

Dtownsfinest
02-27-2008, 04:22 PM
Damn the Celtics just keep getting deeper and deeper. They're getting Cassell as well correct? Wow. You have to like for them win the East though the Pistons will put up a fight.

Dirkenstien
02-27-2008, 04:25 PM
If Cassell can get bought out by Saturday then all sources point to him heavily favoring going to the Celtics.

Dtownsfinest
02-27-2008, 04:27 PM
Not sure why they go after PJ or Cassell though. Rondo has been playing great and Powe and Big Baby have been showing signs of potential. I guess Cassell and PJ bring the much needed post season experience and I guess that's what the Celtics are going for rather than depth.

BigD
02-27-2008, 05:28 PM
I wonder if he would still be open to coming to Dallas. He would be a perfect backup for Dirk and Damp.

Dirkenstien
02-27-2008, 05:38 PM
I'm sure the Celtic's reasoning for going after Brown is due to their lack of size at the back-up center spot.

Thespiralgoeson
02-27-2008, 05:46 PM
I wonder if he would still be open to coming to Dallas. He would be a perfect backup for Dirk and Damp.
PJ? No thanks. We already got Magloire.

BigD
02-27-2008, 05:52 PM
PJ? No thanks. We already got Magloire.

He would be a better backup PF than Bass though. Also he would be great insurance at the center position.

Dirkenstien
02-27-2008, 05:58 PM
It's a done deal. P.J Brown is going to the Celtics:

Celtics Sign P.J. Brown
BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed center-forward P.J. Brown. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Brown, a 6'11", 239 pound forward, will be entering his 15th year in the NBA. Brown played for the Chicago Bulls during the 2006-07 season and averaged 6.1 points to go along with 4.8 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game. The Louisiana Tech product has career averages of 9.2 points, 7.8 rebounds in 31.4 minutes per game. Brown has appeared in 81 career playoff games and has posted an average of 8.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in over 2,500 career postseason minutes played.

LINK (http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/press022708-pj-brown.html)

Underdog
02-27-2008, 06:11 PM
It's a done deal. P.J Brown is going to the Celtics:

Celtics Sign P.J. Brown
BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed center-forward P.J. Brown. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Brown, a 6'11", 239 pound forward, will be entering his 15th year in the NBA. Brown played for the Chicago Bulls during the 2006-07 season and averaged 6.1 points to go along with 4.8 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game. The Louisiana Tech product has career averages of 9.2 points, 7.8 rebounds in 31.4 minutes per game. Brown has appeared in 81 career playoff games and has posted an average of 8.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in over 2,500 career postseason minutes played.

LINK (http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/press022708-pj-brown.html)


Kinda figured that would happen - I was hoping he'd come here, but I think Mags is a better fit in hindsight...

Janett_Reno
02-27-2008, 06:13 PM
PJ has always been good but i have watched Webber a little and he looks terrible. Mutombo last night looked like a young Shaq comparred to the old out of shape Webber. It makes me wonder how is PJ Brown and what kind of shape he is in.

Poe has impressed me also and you would hate to take time from him but i know in the past Brown has been really good(if he can still play). Rondo looks good. It is going to be a war in the east and west. Detroit, Celts and Cavs are stacked. Detroit needs to dodge the Cavs and not play them as Lebron has had there number the last two years.

StackAttack
02-27-2008, 06:16 PM
...Didn't PJ's agent say, like, last week that he's not interested in taking a basketball court again?

Underdog
02-27-2008, 06:19 PM
...Didn't PJ's agent say, like, last week that he's not interested in taking a basketball court again?

If I've learned anything the past couple weeks, it's that agents & owners lie for a living...

EricaLubarsky
02-27-2008, 06:29 PM
If I've learned anything the past couple weeks, it's that agents & owners lie for a living...
yup.

"I dont want to play any more" means either "pay me lots" or "dont bug me, I just want a free ring"

horse900703
02-27-2008, 06:39 PM
THEY DONT NEED ANY PLAYERS~~~

MavsFanFinley
02-27-2008, 06:53 PM
Great pick up for them. I'd rather have him than Magloire but at least he's out of the West.

If they can get Cassell as well that would be a crime.

Janett_Reno
02-27-2008, 08:52 PM
But we have Magloire and we are proud. I thought at one time i would have liked Webber but he is alot worse than Juwan Howard. I wouldn't mind having Barry. Maybe he will come on over. Celts are good regardless.