In a way, the Celtics are searching for the next P.J. Brown, who was signed by Boston in late February 2008 and played a small but important role for the NBA champs.
Having already endured its lumps, Boston has preached patience in its search for a big man. The team is eager to see who lands on the buyout scrapheap.
The first viable option may be Ronny Turiaf, who was waived by Denver after being received as part of the three-way deal involving JaVale McGee, Nene and Nick Young between the Nuggets, Clippers and Wizards.
The Clippers have acquired Nick Young from Washington in a three-way trade, according to a source.
Washington will acquire Nene, while JaVale McGee goes to the Nuggets.
Brian Cook and a pick will be sent out by the Clippers.
JaVale McGee snatches down the shot attempt from Wesley Matthews with one hand.
Javale McGee posted an unconventional triple-double in Washington’s 98-79 loss at Chicago on Tuesday.
McGee finished the game with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks.
McGee was just 5-for-14 from the field, however, and played through the end of a lopsided game.
During a game in October of this season against the Hawks, McGee posted a career high seven blocks.
The NBA shows never before seen angles of the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest through a film camera. Take a look at the great images from this awesome event.
DeMar DeRozan will replace Brandon Jennings in the slam dunk competition.
Jennings was injured on December 15th, but will not return for another two weeks.
Blake Griffin, JaVale McGee and Serge Ibaka will also compete.
Blake Griffin will be a part of next month’s slam dunk contest at All-Star Weekend, according to sources.
Joining Griffin will be Washington’s JaVale McGee, Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka and Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Jennings is currently out with a broken right foot, but he is expected to be healthy for the event.
TNT will officially announce the participants on Thursday night.
The Wizards are shopping JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche to see how much interest there might be, according to a report.
The two were involved in an altercation outside of a Washington D.C. club last week, but it isn’t known whether the team’s decision to shop the big men is a direct result.
Washington signed Blatche to an extension over the summer that runs through 2015.
The Washington Wizards denied a Washington Post report Saturday that two teammates were involved in an altercation outside a local nightclub early Friday morning.
According to The Post, power forward Andray Blatche and center JaVale McGee were involved in a dispute outside the Shadow Room.
“The team looked into the matter earlier today and determined it was simply a disagreement between teammates,” a team spokesman said in a statement to the paper.
In two text messages to The Post, Blatche denied there was any issue between him and McGee.
“Only one push cause we was tryin to leave and it was fights around us. Why would we fight we are team mates,” Blatche told the paper.
The Post said no arrests were made and no one was injured.