Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  37 responses

Celtics Interested in Kwame Brown?

You know you’re desperate for a big when … as the Boston Herald reports: “As a testament to the Celtics’ willingness to kick the tires of every big man who might help the cause, Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers have set up a meeting with Kwame Brown tomorrow in Orlando. ‘We’re checking out a lot of possibilities – it’s still very early in the process,’ Danny Ainge said today of what is certain to be a broad casting call for big men, including Shaquille O’Neal. Ainge said he has not set up a meeting, to this point, with O’Neal. The 6-11 Brown spent the last two seasons with the Pistons, and in strictly a backup (13.8 minutes per game) role averaged more rebounds (3.7) than points (3.3) last season. But his value as a shot blocker (0.6 career average) may be what the Celtics are looking at now. Brown, of, course, is better known as one of the greatest draft disappointments of all time. Michael Jordan selected him for Washington with the first pick of the 2001 draft, and as the first high school player to ever go with the No. 1 pick, Brown never came close to living up to his draft pedigree. But after four NBA teams (Wizards, Lakers, Grizzlies, Pistons), Brown is simply attempting to catch on as an experienced backup. ‘He lives pretty close to (the Orlando Summer League), so he’s going to drive down to meet with Danny and Doc,’ said agent Mark Bartelstein. ‘They want to get to know him a little bit.”’

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  • james

    no no, were quite ok thank you very much.
    this is just an elaborate attempt to make bigger centres feel under-appreciated enough that they sign for us for peanuts. genius!

  • Joe

    Not a terrible pickup. He’s not a shotblocker, but he’s a solid post defender.

  • AL29

    Not a good idea. He’s Kwame Brown, remember?

  • nicko

    sign Cherokee Parks

  • http://brimartin13@gmail.com Brion

    This just in, Celts offer Jerome James a max deal.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    To quote Stephen A. Smith – “He’s a bonafide scrub”!!! and “When you replace nothing that makes you something!”

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    To quote Stephen A. Smith – “He’s a bonafide scrub”!!! and “When you replace nothing that makes you something!”

  • http://air-tsinelas.blogspot.com Roy

    Don’t sign him Danny Ainge….

  • vtrobot

    sign calvin booth for $100 mil.

  • Dallas Stokes

    Not a bad move if he takes the Shelden Williams spot.

  • unrel

    with perk out.. will it really make a difference compared to the scrubs down low?.. who cares if they sign him.. give him a string of 10 days until KP comes back

  • MikeC.

    If he signs for the minimum, for 2-3 years, the only way it hurts is that he takes up a roster spot.

  • ccantrell

    he will be an ok replacement until perk gets bak on the floor.. sign him for jus a year

  • Chris

    Gross. Although he is an improvement on Shelden. I think.

  • Kwame Brown

    I’ve showcased my crying in my career already and I’m working on my drooling. Big Baby, watch out.

  • kev


  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    Not a bad pick. I think the fact that he has been such a disappointment for a #1 overall pick is what makes him seem ‘worse’. However, considering his minutes and production from last year, he’s certainly worth a minimal contract til Perk gets back.

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    nicko Posted:
    sign Cherokee Parks

    naw man…they should sign Tree Rollins

  • anti-crust

    Enjoy!!!!! LOL

    from a Laker fan!!!!!!

    Zantac, Pepcid, Valium…..

  • ciroqobama

    sign Ben Handlogten

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    what, shelden williams didn’t suck enough? they have to get kwame as well?

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    @chiqo sheldens so bad candace could take his place on the celtics and they would get better.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    @chiqo, what do you want from Shelden Williams, 20 and 10? He’s a third string big man (fourth string if you include Baby) who played ten minutes a game for the Cs.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    As for Kwame Brown, I really hope he’s not high on Boston’s list of big men. I’m crossing my fingers Shaq comes in and Brad Miller stays away.

  • Exile

    Brown isn’t that bad. Not a starter, but he is servicable.

  • Javy

    This is like when you go out drinking and it’s about 2am kind of gettin late and all the pretty chicks are taken so you end up with the fugly one going home with you.
    Specially when your gut and wrinkles are starting to show so that’s all you can get.
    Desperation time for the Celtics.
    I love it!!!

  • AL


  • Javy

    Who has the guts to actually mention Kwame as an NBA Player. This is amazing!!! This is where Jordan went really, really wrong…..well that and trying to play baseball.
    Whoever mentions Kwame should be put to jail.

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Why did all my comments from posts disappear? And where did the boozer post go? Whats happening?

  • Frenzal

    Sign bryant big country reeves

  • Clay

    On the bright side, at least Boston won’t have to give Kwame as much as Darko received.

  • Clay

    Kwame Brown’s hands are about as big as that guy on the Burger King commercials.

  • BostonBaller

    cosign the 1st comment although I think if we get him for a 1 year bare minimum non guaranteed contract written in GREEN crayon it wouldn’t be that bad. I still want Shaq, I wanted Shaq on the team when he left PHX.

  • Cool Dude

    Can’t wait to see a fast break manned by Brian Scalabrine, Shelden, and Kwame Brown. I would buy season tickets just to see that.

  • ab_40

    please sign a big who can catch a basketball. he’s got very bad hands it’s a shame because he could move very well vor a big. Miami still doesn’t scare me if I’m boston Lebron is staying in cle. And boston can still guard the only player who can hurt them which is dwight howard.

  • http://www.nba.com/sun Dacre

    SURELY any undrafted 7 footer thats hungry to rebound and get nasty with it would be a cheaper and better option than this guy….?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    @Cool Dude, Scalabrine is a free agent. I doubt Boston re-signs him… and if they do, oh, I will not be happy.