Following the injury-filled seasons by Jermaine O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal, along with the overall disappointing campaign tuned in by Glen Davis, the Boston Celtics could clearly use some help down low. So might they be looking north?
According to Saskatchewan's Leader-Post, Matt O'Donnell, an offensive tackle that was drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in the second round (15th overall), has not yet signed a contract, and it's expected he won't be there when camp opens on Wednesday. The hold up? The Celtics are interested in the (very) big man (6-foot-10, 340 pounds).
It's believed that O'Donnell has not signed because there has been some interest in the Canadian offensive tackle by the NBA's Boston Celtics. O'Donnell, who is listed at 340 pounds, hasn't played basketball since high school. O'Donnell and Hardaway could not be reached for comment Monday.
Taman had heard about the possible interest in O'Donnell by the Celtics, but that was the extent of it.
While Danny Ainge and company may be eyeing O'Donnell, he hasn't played basketball since high school, so, for now, the interest is likely rather superficial.
(via ESPN's Chris Forsberg)