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Report: Celtics interested in J.J. Redick to help shooting

Jan 25, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

J.J. Redick AP

Despite GM Danny Ainge’s protestations that the Celtics wouldn’t be shaking things up at the deadline, the loss to the New York Knicks at home Thursday was a sign they may want to shake things up at the deadline.

Their biggest need is a big and help scoring some points inside (Timofey Mozgov?) but they also need to find any way to spark the offense, which has been the biggest weakness all season. They need shooters (Jason Terry isn’t getting it done, nor is Courtney Lee) and better yet they need someone who can create their own shot consistently outside Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce.

Which brings us to this tweet from Marc Stein of ESPN:

Well, I have ramped up interest in six winning lottery numbers.

The problem is Boston has nothing on the roster that really interests rebuilding Orlando, which wants young prospects and picks. Well, unless you are willing to give up Jared Sullinger (and Boston has more problems along the front line, that’s not a move it can make). Sorry, but nobody wants Jeff Green with the deal you gave him (I tried to warn Celtics fans this summer he was inconsistent, they didn’t want to hear it).

The only other quality player under 25 on the roster is Avery Bradley and that deal doesn’t really work for either team.

But yes, Boston could use a shooter like Redick. And some size up front. And a Delorean with a flux capacitor to travel back in time and get younger versions of their core guys. They could use a lot of things.

  1. spthegr8 - Jan 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    That’s it right there. J.J Redick is the answer…???? LLS!!!!! They need someone who can put the ball in the hole. Rondo is the only play maker they have.

  2. skids003 - Jan 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    They don’t need as much help as the beloved Lakers!!!

  3. bigwii - Jan 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    This is stupid they need a center a SG is not a huge need right now

    • andyhr17 - Jan 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Agreed. Yeah, they’re cold as the weather outside when it comes to shooting….but if they could actually grab a rebound or two and get some second chance shots it could make a big difference.

    • fventricle - Jan 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      how about using a comma?

  4. raidmagic - Jan 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    In other news: A very polite but stearn no thanks was heard a the Magic’s front office this week

    • sportsnut101 - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      Why did they give him that deal after what he went thru.

      Do they not say its a business Guess they felt bad. But now they need help

  5. bbgraf08 - Jan 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    “Sorry, but nobody wants Jeff Green with the deal you gave him (I tried to warn Celtics fans this summer he was inconsistent, they didn’t want to hear it).”

    Kurt–quit trying to act like you know all.

    Any Celtics fan with half of a brain thought Jeff Green was getting too much money.

  6. kinggw - Jan 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    If they want someone who can create their own shot, why would they get another spot up shooter?

    If the C’s were smart they’d make plans to blow that thing up and start over. They are not a piece or two away from being a contender.

    Last year’s playoff run where just about everything went their way was the worst thing that could have happened to the C’s. It made their management and fans think they had one more run in them. Now they are stuck with guys like Lee, Terry, and Green that they can’t get rid of while having half of their cap space tied up in two over the hill players who aren’t getting better. I don’t know if they should jettison Rondo and completely start from scratch or build around him as a centerpiece. Whatever they do the need to move on from the Big 3 era.

    • andyhr17 - Jan 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      If they are going to bring in some new veteran players as the rebuild, keep Rondo as your point guard. If you’re going to bring in youth as the new core (someone like Boogie Cousins) then there could be a case to get as much in return for Rondo as possible. I have my doubts how he can behave when not surrounded by level headed teammates.

  7. bjerkrulez - Jan 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    They need Ray Allen back very badly…
    They’re too proud to admit that they made a mistake by letting him take his talents to South Beach

    Nobody can fill that role and provide the interior space that Allen does when he runs thru screens

  8. money2long - Jan 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    would the celtics consider trading a combination of terry, lee, barbosa to get ray allen back?
    would the heat be down for that if they could get all 3 ?

    • andyhr17 - Jan 25, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      Typically teams that hate each other do not do trades.

      There are also about a dozen other reasons that trade is beyond ridiculous.

    • money2long - Jan 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      it was supposed to be ridiculous to show how much the celtics may miss ray, and to show how much the heat will take advantage of that. that was the point. the fact that they dont “like” each other is the reason the heat would take so much for ray. that was my premise.

      • pantsfreezone - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        So much? Why would the Heat want that crap? Terry is garbage. Lee, while better. is not worth Allen and Barbosa, a slasher, is useless because the Heat have much better versions of him on the team in Wade, LeBron, and Chalmers.

  9. jayfur4u - Jan 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Celtics are done. They should try to trade Garnett and another piece for Dwight. This will help the Lakers and even more so the Celtics in the long run. Break up the Celtics, dont do what the Pistons did and let piece by piece go. It doesnt work like that. Even though Garnett is pretty much the dirtiest player in the game, id still like to see him play with a passionate Kobe.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Honest question: What would the Celtics have that the Lakers would want to give up Howard? KG on the edge of retirement? Rondo is the best Boston player and he wouldn’t be enough.

      • Kansachusetts - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        Absolutely correct. There’s no way they could get Howard. And Dwight Howard would destroy Boston’s team defense. He’s a personal player, not a team player, and overrated at that. They would be foolish to part with Sullinger or Bradley. Though they are most unlikely to peddle Pierce and KG, even that would not be enough to help this team next year unless they traded Rondo too. Those five are the only players worth anything in a trade. And that’s because, as you pointed out, Bass, Lee, Terry and Green have devalued their own currency this season.

        Only thing to do is to hope that some miracle happens like it did after the All-Star break last year and they started playing well.

  10. bjerkrulez - Jan 25, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    What if Kobe requests a trade from LA to Boston because he is sick and tired of baby sitting an immature 7 footer…that would be news lmao >.<

    • raidmagic - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM

      It would make the Lakers a better team, C Lee and Rondo for Nash and Kobe. Howard then becomes the focal point and they win 50+ a year and lose deep in the playoffs like the Magic did..

  11. broncobeta - Jan 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    “(I tried to warn Celtics fans this summer he was inconsistent, they didn’t want to hear it)”

    What are you, their father?

    BTW, Kurt. Are you going to fix the huge inaccuracies on the other articles? Oh, probably not.

    Are we going to be able to categorize articles by teams (like on PFT)? Oh, probably not.

  12. thehungariancrippler - Jan 25, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    There should be a capital F in flux.

  13. pantsfreezone - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I swear it cracks me up how much Celtics fans think Bill Simmons type trades will save them. There is no talent on the roster worth enough to get DMC, Gay, Reddick or any other of their “savior” type players.

    The only thing Boston can do is hope that Free Agents want to come there in the offseason and they make excellent draft picks.

  14. badintent - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    Micheal J. Fox, his car, Luke Sky Walker and Honey Boo Boo would be a good start for the C’s bench.Andreas Brangini is the guy C’s need , pure shooter, wouild replace Ray and be a huge hit for Boston’s Mystic River Italian population.

  15. 32magicman - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Danny Ainge can shoot….. Get your shorts on!

  16. themagicfanguy - Jan 26, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    @kinggw If you think JJ is just a spot-up shooter you should play LESS NBA2K and watch MORE basketball. He’s made himself into quite the combo guard.

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