Doc Rives told the Boston Globe late Monday night that the Celtics were planning to make a move before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, saying, "Obviously we're out there looking."
With Marquis Daniels sidelined with a spinal injury, likely for the remainder of the season, Boston is looking for a backup to Paul Pierce, with potential targets including Cleveland's Anthony Parker, New York's Roger Mason, Washington's Josh Howard, Indiana's Dahntay Jones and Pistons' Richard Hamilton.
Among those rumored names, the CelticsBlog community is evenly split in acquiring Howard, Parker and the Pacers' James Posey -- "It's possible he could wind up back in Boston," said SI's Chris Mannix.
Howard brings a bigger name, and a more well-known game. He's a do-it-all type who has made All-Star teams, admitted to doing some pretty illegal things, and once made YouTube fame by bad-mouthing the national anthem. Like Mason, Howard hasn't played well in a couple years. Unlike Mason, Howard is currently recovering from an ACL injury he suffered last February.