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Celtics Are Interested in Lou Amundson

 

Free agent Lou Amundson has been in discussions with the Boston Celtics, according to the big man himself. The Celtics still have one more roster spot available, even after signing D.J. White officially today to a 10-day deal and it appears they are still looking for some additional big man depth. Amundson told Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida that the C’s are one of the teams he is considering signing with for the remainder of the season.

Amundson said in a phone interview Thursday that his agent, Mark Bartelstein, has had conversations with Heat president Pat Riley about him. But he said the recent signing by Miami of Chris Andersen might be too much of a duplication as the Heat seek to possibly fill their 15th spot….

The 6-foot-9 Amundson said other teams in mix for him are Chicago, Boston and New York. The Knicks have a full roster of 15, but Amundson said they’re waiting to see how it works out with Kenyon Martin, who recently signed a 10-day contract. The Knicks also could clear a roster spot by waiving Rasheed Wallace, out for the season due to a foot injury.

Amundson has had a awful year for the Wolves, but he would provide depth in the frontcourt for Boston and has shown to be a capable player in past years. The bigger question is, does he have anything left?We’ll have more on Amundson in the coming days, but for now here are some videos to remind you what the big man is capable of, back from his Suns days.

  • http://slapdoghoops.blogspot.ca Slap Dog Hoops

    Why? Admunson is not that great and last thing the Celtics need is another dead weight player on their roster.

    • http://twitter.com/justincohn @justincohn

      The Celtics need big bodies. Considering what's available on the market right now, Amunson is as close to a solid, big body as you're going to get.

  • Josh_5

    I wouldn't mind this signing. Amundson is like a poor man's Varajeo and a guy that would usually kill us when he was on the floor. He's a good banger and can be annoying on the offensive glass. I say add him. I'd rather have 4 offensive guys and him out there than Bass.

  • High Rollers

    Lou showed a ton of heart and hustle with Phoenix. Disappointing Minny stint aside, Boston’s atmosphere might just bring bigger and better things out of LA. If nothing else, the hustle would most certainly be welcome since we’re not the biggest team in the world.

  • C's in LA

    why didn't the C's get Kenyon Martin??? Put him beside KG and thats a mean backcourt! We need some Post-Perkins mean man to scare the opposition from driving to the rim!

    • The Cardinal

      You're thinking of the Kenyon Martin of 2 – 3 years ago and I really doubt that's who you would have gotten considering every other team took a flyer on signing him until now. Kenyon Martin as he is right now will likely take the remainder of the season just to round into NBA-shape and even then, there is no way to guess whether he will be effective or will simply be the 12th man on the bench.

      Sure, he has a reputation, but the man has not been on an NBA court in how long? The C's couldn't take that chance. You see what happened to Rasheed Wallace after sitting out a season?

  • Michael

    a poor man's Taj Gibson? will take it

  • geo

    as long as his name is not Troy Murphy, i am happy with any big late season pickup.

    and if this happens the Celts will be the all-big heart 6'9" center scrappy team. please someone take a picture of Bass and DJ White and Amundoson next to KG all wearing shoes so we can finally prove that KG is 7'2".

  • CG12

    I think Amundson would be a nice pick-up. He's older than I would have guessed, but doesn't have a ton of mileage and is likely more or less the same player that he was a few years ago. And I remember him giving the Cs issues with his energy and effort. High-motor guys always give the Cs trouble, and I'd love to see the Celtics get one of their own. We haven't had a guy like that since Leon Powe left town. Run the floor hard, crash the boards, bang into some guys – you know the drill.

    • The Cardinal

      I just saw a story elsewhere that the C's have signed a player named Shavlik Randolph to a 10 day contract (played in China). I'm not familiar with him, so can someone give us a rundown?

      • CG12

        I don't know much about what he's been up to recently, but he played at Duke and arrived as a super-hyped prospect. He was a good college player, but never quite what people thought he would be. He has had a cup of coffee with a few NBA teams, but has never held down a regular spot in a rotation. He is a big guy, fairly skilled, but with no attributes that will make him stand out.

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