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    Boston Celtics "trying" to acquire Shane Battier from Rockets

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba...ory?id=6145726

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has publicly acknowledged the need for backcourt reinforcements thanks to Marquis Daniels' bruised spinal cord and Delonte West's spotty health all season.

    After the name of Cleveland's Anthony Parker surfaced Friday as a player that Boston has joined conference rival Chicago in pursuing, sources said Monday that the Celtics and Rockets have likewise discussed the prospect of Shane Battier moving East.

    Battier possesses the ideal combination -- veteran know-how with an expiring contract

    It's too soon to say whether the teams can reach an agreement on a deal to send Battier to the Celtics, given that Boston's trade chips are limited and since Houston is regarded as one of the most aggressive teams in a conservative market and might need Battier's expiring $7.4 million salary for a bigger move.

    As for Parker, Cleveland continues to tell teams that it doesn't want to surrender a player it likes as much as the former Maccabi Tel-Aviv star for a mere draft pick -- even a first-rounder -- when the deep-pocketed Cavs can simply buy picks on draft picks. So it's conceivable that Parker won't be dealt before Thursday's 3 p.m. trading deadline.

    Chicago's well-chronicled interest in Houston's Courtney Lee persists as well and discussions between the teams continues. Yet it's not clear there, either, if the teams can come to terms on a trade that works with the Bulls unwilling to part with Taj Gibson and reluctant to surrender the developing Omer Asik to import the shooting guard.



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    who does boston have to trade though? Bradley and JO?


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    Bill Simmons has reported that the deal is done

    Battier has been traded straight up for Jermaine O'Neal
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    who could boston possibly trade to make this happen? seems unlikely...battier is a great defender and shooter.

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    Taj for Courtney Lee, I do that all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino17 View Post
    Bill Simmons has reported that the deal is done

    Battier has been traded straight up for Jermaine O'Neal
    link? that's a sick trade for boston


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    rhino17 he was joking

    Jermaine's corpse straight up for Battier. Done. Call it in. RT @STEIN_LINE_HQ Celts, Rockets discussing Battier deal. http://es.pn/eRWze8
    via Simmons' twitter
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    Fat Baby Riding West?

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    Not a bad trade for the Celtics. Battier is a good defender. He could give LeBrick some problems in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agar81 View Post
    rhino17 he was joking


    via Simmons' twitter
    what makes you think he is joking?
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    He would be absolutely perfect for Boston. That would be an incredible pick up.

    He definitely has the mentality to be able to play Celtic defense.

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    shane is the heart and sole of the rockets. he's why they play so damn hard.

    he'd be a great asset to a championship team, i really think this trade makes boston the team to beat.

    you cant statistically analyze what battier brings, but i think he can put a team like this over the top.

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    I could see Boston using Paul Pierce at shooting guard and Shane Battier at small forward, when it wants larger, defensive stoppers.

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    Orlando needs to step in and steal him. We need him more!

    We really need a wing defender, and he can hit the three as well as he ever has. He isn't quite the defender he was a few years ago, but he's obviously still great.

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    damn

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