The Celtics have one legit back-up wing player (Marquis Daniels). They need another.
In possibly (but not very likely) related news, the Minnesota Timberwolves just traded Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins to the Cavs for Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair.
West’s contract is mostly unguaranteed; the Wolves can be rid of him for $500,000 if they waive him before early August, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo! and ShamSports. West could be a free agent very, very soon.
Of course, West is facing some legal issues and has been suffering from bipolar disorder for years. He appears likely to avoid any prison time after pleading guilty last week to various charges linked to his arrest on weapons crimes, according to the AP.
Still: West was an unpredictable presence in Cleveland last year. Is he too radioactive to touch at this point? Would it even be possible to get him to Boston should the Wolves waive him? It seems extremely unlikely West would be available for the veteran’s minimum, right?
Also unlikely: the return of Eddie House. Brendan’s all over that right below this post.