Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics missed out on Corey Brewer, who opted for the Dallas Mavericks, so they went after their Plan B, Sasha Pavlovic. The eight-year veteran swingman has played just 14 games this season while splitting time between the Mavs and more recently, the New Orleans Hornets (both stints were on 10-day contracts).
Ainge, the team's GM, acknowledged before Wednesday night's game against the Suns that the Celtics were going to "try to find another wing" after losing out on Brewer.
"We had interest in Corey,'' Ainge said. "We had a conversation with him. Dallas is a good team, too.''
Pavlovic has played in 466 career games while averaging 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. His best seasons came between 2004 and 2009, when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including his career-year in 2006-07, when he averaged nine points per game while playing 22 minutes a contest.
Don't expect to see Pavlovic on the court too much -- he is mainly there to provide the Celtics some extra depth after Paul Pierce and newly-acquired Jeff Green.