Well, the 34-year-old big man with a handy baseline J is apparently interested in signing with the C’s if New Jersey, who barely uses him, buys Battie out by Monday’s deadline. If Battie is on the Nets after tomorrow’s deadline, he cannot play for another team in the playoffs, even if the Nets subsequently buy him out.
WEEI.com has learned the Celtics are one of the teams Battie would be interested in signing with if he is bought out. According to a source familiar with the situation, Battie would eye the top three or four teams in each conference, which makes sense for a veteran player who is trying to maximize the years he has left in the NBA.
By my count, the C’s have two roster spots open.
Is there room here for Battie to contribute?