Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald reports the two sides meant yesterday, and Bass has up to six teams also interested in his services moving forward. Here Bass’ agent Tony Dutt
“We had a great conversation and we’ll continue to talk,” said Dutt. “Everything was very positive. We understand that they care about him, but we have to look at all of our options. It’s our job to look at everything and make good decisions.”
The latest on Steimer also via Murphy shows interest for Greg around the league. With Omer Asik getting 8 million plus per year annually, you can bet someone will throw a medium sized chunk of change (think 3-5 million) at Stiemsma. Here’s the latest:
He met with the Timberwolves yesterday, and was followed by former Lakers reserve forward Jordan Hill and former Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum today. Minnesota, like the Celtics, has approximately $20 million of cap space.
In what comes as a very pleasant idea, the C’s have expressed interest in Marcus Camby in perhaps taking over the starting center job, according to Chris B. Haynes of CSNNW.com
The unrestricted free-agent center, Marcus Camby, has narrowed his choices to the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets, a league source told CSNNW.com.
All of these teams and then some, called Camby’s agent, Rick Kaplan, shortly after July 1 hit, inquiring about his services, but at this point in his career, he’s primarily considering teams in contention for a championship, the same source said.
I’m being told at the moment, Camby doesn’t plan on taking any visits with teams, being that he’s been in the league for so long and knows what he is looking for.
I’ll have more on this later today but Camby is a better fit than you might think with this team. He is one of the best rebounders in the league, has a decent mid-ranged jumper and can protect the rim for Boston, while taking some of the defensive onus off KG. If Boston is going to have to pay up for Stiemsma, they might be better convincing an experienced big man like Camby to sign for mid-level money, if Camby is looking for a chance at a title.
As for all of the lesser C’s free agents (Mickael Pietrus, Keyon Dooling, Marquis Daniels, etc.) don’t expect any movement with them until Boston sorts things out with Ray Allen, Green, Bass, etc. As of now, I’d say Bass may be the top candidate to leave, simply because he could bring back some value in a sign-and-trade.
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