Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  15 responses

Report: Celtics Unlikely to Land Shane Battier

Boston is interested in Battier, but reportedly won’t get him according to CSNNE: “With Marquis Daniels (bruised spinal cord) looking more and more like he’ll be lost for the rest of the season, the Celtics are looking long and hard for a backup small forward to Paul Pierce. One of the players Boston is reportedly pursuing is Houston’s Shane Battier. It makes sense for the Celtics to inquire about Battier, who is in the final year of a contract that pays him $7.35 million this season. However, a league source confirmed to CSNNE.com Monday night that a deal involving Battier coming to Boston will not happen … Celtics coach Doc Rivers acknowledged what we all have known for weeks. The C’s don’t have a lot of trade chips to play, and thus find themselves struggling to gain much trade traction. ‘Obviously, we’re out there looking,’ Rivers said. ‘We’re not going to just go and do something, to do something. We’re clearly looking. We don’t have a lot of assets to move. We’ll see what happens.’ The biggest fear for the C’s right now is that they’re unable to make a trade, and Daniels isn’t able to return. ‘That would be tough, because of our size,’ Rivers said. ‘We would have a huge gap at the 3-spot. When you look at who we’d have to go through, Luol Dengs, LeBrons, Kobes … that would make it tough.’”

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  • L

    Shane Battier would be the perfect fit.Too bad for them..L

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    hope the Celtics acquire this guy against the odds–Battier’s a defensive genius, and you know he’d do a stellar job on Lebron and if necessary Kobe in May and June. most importantly, get well soon ‘Quisy. that’s one nasty injury.

  • ClydeSays

    Is Battier still the lock down defender he used to be? How about picking up Ime Udoka? He can play D and hit the corner 3, which is all they need, really…

  • Riggs

    Man i was wondering who the celtics can pick up that would be better for them and cot dammit if shane isnt the perfect fit. Rockets should do them a solid.

  • dannyb

    Give Crispy Von Wafer some minutes!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    thats funny, look at who we have to go through Luol deng, Lebron, kobe. hilarious. who dont belong?

  • http://bulls.com airs

    Lu’s been giving teams fits this year, not quite like the kobes or lebrons but don’t sleep on him

  • riggs

    dont underestimate luol, while he may not be in the same tier as the other two he can still kill your team if you dont have a good defender on him. It isnt JUST rose you know.

  • robb

    Well, I feel relieved now.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    unless you were talking about kobe not fitting in there. cuz y’know, he’s a 2 guard.

  • dsleepy

    missing tony allen right about now. but yea battier would be a great, great fit for the C’s. maybe houston pulls the trigger, letting shane go after a ring?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear


  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    co-sign airs and riggs.
    When Deng is on, he can kill cats offensively, and bother the sh*t out of them defensively.
    Deng is one of the most slept-on cats in the L.

  • BostonBaller

    Yes, we miss TA but I’m sure he misses being here more. lol Most of us don’t get too high or low on any trade talks b/c anything can happen. When a deal is dead it’s not dead.

  • dmoore