The Boston Celtics made a big move in retaining the services of Kevin Garnett, but the team is likely losing Ray Allen this summer and adding another veteran scorer is a priority during the NBA free agent signing period.
The latest news from Chris Haynes of csnnw.com has GM Danny Ainge looking at Jamal Crawford as a possible replacement as the veteran shooting guard has opted out of his last year in Portland and is looking to place elsewhere for the upcoming basketball season.
Crawford averaged 14 points and three assists last season for the Trail Blazers. But Crawford struggled playing with the young Portland team and moving back to the Eastern Conference and with a veteran club like Boston, could be a good move for him and the Celtics.
The veteran is entering his 13th year in the NBA and has averaged 15 points and nearly four assists for his career and a move to Boston would also give Crawford a shot at winning a title, something that has eluded the former first round draft pick out of Michigan.
The Boston Celtics are looking to make one last run with the veterans they have in place and adding another scorer to help with the loss of Allen is a step they need to make if they want to contend next season.