Celtics Revisit Possible Trade With New Orleans Hornets

NBA News, Rumors — By on March 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Before the season, the Celtics had interest in acquiring New Orleans Hornets’ David West.  Now the Celtics are rumored to have revisited a possible trade with the New Orleans Hornets, but this time for big man Chris Kaman, according to Hornets24/7:

Hornets247 is saying a trade would involve the Celtics sending Jermaine O’Neal, Chris Wilcox, and JaJuan Johnson.

To me, I have no idea why the Hornets would possibly do that trade considering the only player that is definite to play would be Johnson.  Before the season, O’Neal said he would likely retire if he was dealt to a contender (which the Hornets are not) and was the primary reason for the West trade to fall through.  Also, O’Neal is contemplating wrist surgery, which would likely shut him down for the remainder of the season.

Chris Wilcox has shown signs for a heart problem, and if serious, could also be shut down for the season (which is reported to be the case).  So likely, the only workable piece that the Hornets would acquire would be rookie JaJuan Johnson.


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  1. Matt Davis says:

    Kaman would be worth Johnson and a 2nd round pick. They wouldn’t take Wilcox or JO. C’s should just get rid of JO and Marquis and try to sign another big in addition to Kaman. It’s not like Kaman is that old either, he’s 29, that’s young for the Celtics.

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