According to Bill Ingram’s Twitter, Larry Hughes is considering the Boston Celtics (among others) (h/t HoopsHype.com). News like this will continue to trickle in until the Celtics have filled their hole at the wing and you really have to ask yourself, “Does this guy pass the Marquis Daniels’ test?” By that I mean, is this guy going to be any better than Marquis Daniels was last year.
With Larry Hughes, I’m not so sure. Larry Hughes is the classic example of a guy who used to be counted on as a reliable starter but injuries and attitude issues (perhaps perceived) have derailed his career. He can score, but it usually takes him a lot of shots to do it and he’s a decent-not great- defender. The bottom line is that Larry Hughes is not going to excite anyone- especially when you the fact that the guy the C’s bring in is going to have to play TA minutes.
Another thing to consider: with all these other names coming up as potential TA replacements, are the Celtics out of the Josh Howard sweepstakes? Were they ever in it?