Celtics Sign Sasha Pavlovic

by March 03, 2011
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They couldn’t nab Corey Brewer, so the C’s settled for Pavlovic. From the Boston Globe: “Celtics president Danny Ainge said before last night’s 115-103 win over the Suns he wanted to add an experienced wing to play behind Paul Pierce, and Pavlovic was a contributor on the Cleveland team that ran into the Celtics in the 2008 playoffs. He was dealt to Phoenix in June 2009 in the trade that netted Shaquille O’Neal. After playing last season with the Timberwolves, Pavlovic played with the Mavericks and Hornets this season on 10-day contracts. He was let go by the Hornets last month. Ainge said he had interest in Brewer, a 24-year-old swingman who was the No. 7 pick in the 2007 draft, but didn’t have the money to lure him in. Brewer signed a three-year deal worth between $7 million and $8 million. ‘We had interest in Corey,’ Ainge said. ‘We had a conversation with him. Dallas is a good team, too.’ In 466 games, Pavlovic has averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. He is a career 35 percent 3-point shooter and canned 7 of 21 triples in 14 games this season.”