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Could Joe Johnson Be Wearing Celtics' Green Again?

Joe Johnson was drafted 10th overall in 2001by the Celtics. Fourty-eight games into his pro career, he was traded to the Suns (with Milt Palacio. Milt Palacio!), therefore ending his Celtics career.

But it looks like the C's could be going back after their 2001 first-round draft pick:

Re-signing Pierce and Ray top priorities. If there's a snag with Pierce, #Celtics expected to make sprint, not run, at Joe Johnson.less than a minute ago via web

 

Johnson is no Paul Pierce, but he's not a bad backup option, either. Johnson has averaged more than 20 points per game the last five seasons. He'll also be just 29 next season.