David Aldridge of Turner Network Television is reporting that one D. West is “close to a deal with” the Celtics, but not the one you might have expected.
Very exciting because, if his knee’s okay, David West gives the team a major offensive weapon at power forward. But also puzzling because…they just signed Brandon Bass today, and they already have Kevin Garnett. So they’re three-deep with stretch fours, if this goes through.
Woj is tweetporting that the deal would be for $27-29 million over three years, with West taking less money because he’s “desperately” wanted to play for a winner. Love this guy already. The deal would require trading Jermaine O’Neal and “one other player.” O’Neal reportedly wants to be waived by the Hornets so he could sign with the Heat. Always hated that guy.
Maybe either Bass, West, or Garnett would be expected to start at center? Or if it’s Chris Wilcox, maybe Bass is the backup 5? Or…is Rondo, Green, and Bass a trade package for a bigger star?