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Return of the Larry Hughes Talk

 

Marc Spears of Yahoo! just tweeted this:

Celtics still need swingman behind Pierce and Allen.Could it be Larry Hughes? Word is Cs and CHA interested. Hughes looking good in workouts.

The C’s and Bobcats are interested? Would it be possible that the Bobcats might offer Larry Freaking Hughes more than the vet’s minimum? Fire up your best sign-and-trade proposals, and keep in mind contracts signed as part of s-and-t deals must be a minimum of three years in length, though only the first must be fully guaranteed.

  • 15GREEN15

    i love larry hughes .. well people dont like him but i always liked him when he was on the cavs i think he can still play . but really for a good back up who else is there ? the only other person who i will take but he wants to be a starter is t mac .

  • Al

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!! I’D RATHER HAVE POSEY BACK!!!! BRING RUDY FERNANDEZ!!!

  • Al

    t-mac is an intriguing option too…

  • I love Green

    No no no no no no no

  • I love Green

    T-Mac blows.

    Get Poz-E, or Rudy.

  • dont_drink_the_koolaid

    stop. no. don’t.

  • ElRoz

    I’m confused now.
    The C’s got Von Wafer who shoots threes well and is 6″5.
    They have Daniels at 6″6.
    They have Bradley at 6″3.

    Why do they need Larry Hughes to sub for Pierce and Ray?

  • Ivan

    Im still lobbying for Shane Battier to the Cs for Rasheed Wallace’s expiring contract. I think that will make a great line up for the Cs.

  • hillcrestwildcat

    I think Houston wants Battier (for now)

    For a trade I like Posey or Shawn Marion.

    Hughes makes no sense especially when we have Wafer who is younger does all the things he does well, hungry and didn’t use to date Paul Pierce’s wife.

  • Perry

    Why a s/t?

    Hughes is unrestricted and can be had for the veteran minimum. Charlotte has nothing to offer in short term contracts although they would bite hard on a salary dump, and there is the Sheed/Larry Brown connection. But the roster including Sheed is up to 14 with Shaq. Let’s not forget Harangody is still out there waiting to be signed.

    Which brings us back to Sheed. Two schools of thought … the team is having problems locating a buyer to mix and match player (s) in return for his contract or he’s kicking back reading the blogs, watching ESPN laud the Shaq signing and may be thinking about coming back. Why leave $6.3m on the table with this kind of front court depth? His minutes would likely be trimmed keeping him fresh for the post season.

    Man, stranger things have happened. Just look at what’s going down with Farve again.

  • hillcrestwildcat

    I like signing T-Mac if Sheed comes back.

  • Sam

    Gotta be Boris Diaw. His 2 year deal fits our 2 year plan and his pass first mentality, Swiss army knife skills and 3/4 size make him a great, great fit for the team. Sheed/Baby should get it done.

    Rondo/Nate
    Ray/Wafer
    Pierce/Diaw
    KG/Diaw
    JO/Shaq

    Nice line-up to start the season. The return of Perk would bump JO to the back-up 4 spot.

  • Sam

    And there’s no way we sign and trade for Hughes after we paid the minimum to Shaq. We could have had Hughes for the pro-rated minimum after he got cut last year.

  • hillcrestwildcat

    Somebody on celticsblog just mentioned Diaw, he also works for Sheed’s contract and the rookies in a sign and trade

  • hillcrestwildcat

    I mean the non-guaranteed contracts of Lafayette and Gaffney that is.

  • rabb02

    I am thinking Danny is waiting out how Yao would perform (or retire) due to the foot injury. If Houston thinks they can’t contend, I smell a s/t with Battier.

  • Shooter

    Yeah that’s fishy coming from Yao,saying he’s not confident he might not return to his pre injury form.That’s the last thing you wanna hear from your franchise player.Still,if they managed to finish with a .500 record without him and the roster is pretty much intact from last season,i can’t see them not making the playoffs.I really like Yao,i mean watching a 7’6 guy draining turnaround fadeaway jumpers and with his shooting touch, is something i could watch all day long.But that’s a long shot.We can snag Battier next year when he becomes a FA.
    As for Hughes……..NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’d prefer a s&t to get Posey back.

  • Shooter

    I don’t think Denver are in the mix next year as contenders.With Melo hanging in the balance and they got another volume shots taker in Harrington,plus the fact they didn’t get any better defensively.I have a prediction they might just take 8th in the West or might just miss out.

  • Sophomore

    No Hughes. Just no.

  • Josh A

    @Zach,

    Thanks for not writing about Matt Janning

  • NHBluesMan

    trade Sheed’s contract for Posey!!

  • Milton

    There are several question marks on this team for the upcoming season. The Celts should hang on to Sheed for now, then trade his contract at the trading deadline at a time when we’ll know what we got and what we’re missing with this team .

    So going with that strategy, we only have one roster spot to give, and that should go to Harangody (the guy deserves it after how he played in summer league), NOT Hughes.

  • http://www.basketballelite.com BasketballElite

    Here’s an interview with Danny Ainge from a few days ago, where he talks about his player philosophy:

    http://www.basketballelite.com/index.php/sports-business/danny-ainge-interview-boston-celtics-gm/

  • Sophomore

    If we sign Larry Hughes, can we send him to Phoenix in a sign-and-trade to get MATT JANNING!

  • http://CelticsHub.com Brendan Jackson

    Sophomore. I like where your head’s at.

  • Tom W

    this seems mildly relevant to any one pushing tmac…here are his fantasy headlines from February to April last season.
    (Knee) Won’t Play Wednesday Apr. 14, 2010
    Out Monday Apr. 12, 2010
    Has Another Tough Game Friday Apr. 9, 2010
    Terrible Shooting Night Apr. 8, 2010
    Back In Lineup Apr. 7, 2010
    (Knee) Out Tuesday Apr. 6, 2010
    Knee: Out Sunday Apr. 4, 2010
    Knees: Questionable for Sunday Apr. 3, 2010
    Held Out of Second Half Apr. 3, 2010
    Still not feeling healthy Mar. 14, 2010
    Active Saturday Mar. 13, 2010
    Back in Action Mar. 10, 2010
    Will Start Wednesday Mar. 10, 2010
    Questionable for Wednesday Mar. 10, 2010
    Out Monday Mar. 8, 2010
    McGrady to Play Monday Mar. 1, 2010
    Did Not Play in the Second Half on Saturday Feb. 28, 2010
    Knee: Leaves at Half, Return Doubtful Feb. 27, 2010

    please note how often he was injured and how when he wasn’t, he was shooting horribly. can we please PLEASE never talk about tmac?

  • yoki

    VOn Wafer is solid so i really think Hughes, as good as he is will not be needed.

  • ed judson

    hughes is a dog. no no no!

  • http://Aol.com Matthew

    Please Danny, not fragil Larry! He is made of glass. He is an old combo guard that isn’t a high percentage shooter. He wouldn’t fit in. Just….say….no. Focus Danny! Find a way to get fernandez!!

  • James

    Get Rudy and bring Sheed back. Banners #`18 & #19 are then looking better. Then rebuild after 2012. Go Cs…

  • http://boston.com Charles

    Our most important move this offseason is Sheed and his contract need to be gotten rid of.

    Secondly, we need Rudy, Posey or christ even Jennings as an alpha male on the 2nd unit.

    Rondo/Nate/Bradley
    Allen/Wafer/Daniels
    Pierce/Big Baby/Daniels
    Garnett/J. O’Neal/Big Baby
    Shaq/J. O’neal/Big Baby/Perk

  • http://yahoo grostbuster(casper)

    I agree with (hillcrestwildcatsays)let get T-Max

  • celtics freak

    sign hughes then trade him for rudy and pryz

  • meridenmatt

    Stop with T-Mac talk. He’s terrible, just plain awful. The only thing worse than a bad player is a bad player who thinks he’s great and that’s McGrady.

  • JP

    I dont think we need to completely fill out the roster at the moment, and I also don’t think Hughes is what we need either. If we wait I am sure that veterans will become available, trades will happen and such, so that we can pick up a decent wing for the stretch run. Until then, give the minutes to Wafer, Daniels, Bradley etc.

    Also, I wanted to ask if Harangody can play the 3 at all. He’d be a taller 3 (rather than a short 4) and he showed some decent outside shooting in summer league. Also, he’s young so I assume he’s slightly quick or at least as quick as PP.

  • Sophomore

    @JP, I don’t see Harangody at the 3. He’s not fluid enough or crafty enough to stay in front of even a decent 3 on defense. PP isn’t super-quick, but he understands when and how to move, and how to create space with contact. Took him years to master. Can’t expect Harangody to figure it out right away, and honestly I doubt he’s got the coordination to ever approach Pierceian levels. If he’s lucky, he’s a cross between Matt Bonner and BBD.

  • http://. D-block

    Leave him alone!!!

  • michael hansen

    Battier baby. If Sheed is truly retiring and the Celts can pull it off, I believe that is the best move.

  • WestCoastCeltic

    @ grostbuster(casper) & hillcrestwildcatsays

    maybe you missed Tom W’s post…so here it is again:

    from February to April last season.
    (Knee) Won’t Play Wednesday Apr. 14, 2010
    Out Monday Apr. 12, 2010
    Has Another Tough Game Friday Apr. 9, 2010
    Terrible Shooting Night Apr. 8, 2010
    Back In Lineup Apr. 7, 2010
    (Knee) Out Tuesday Apr. 6, 2010
    Knee: Out Sunday Apr. 4, 2010
    Knees: Questionable for Sunday Apr. 3, 2010
    Held Out of Second Half Apr. 3, 2010
    Still not feeling healthy Mar. 14, 2010
    Active Saturday Mar. 13, 2010
    Back in Action Mar. 10, 2010
    Will Start Wednesday Mar. 10, 2010
    Questionable for Wednesday Mar. 10, 2010
    Out Monday Mar. 8, 2010
    McGrady to Play Monday Mar. 1, 2010
    Did Not Play in the Second Half on Saturday Feb. 28, 2010
    Knee: Leaves at Half, Return Doubtful Feb. 27, 2010

    the dude’s a bum

  • http://yahoo.co alysmsa

    Get Rudy and bring Sheed back. Banners #`18 & #19 are then looking better. Then rebuild after 2012. Go Cs…take a look at how this would work out beat again at 20 & 21-22 banners be the best at it make no way for any other team and the east get it do it now and be the harder team and the champs make lakers look bad lets do it!!!!!!!! go celtics

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