Friday night reports came spilling into the Jam HQs that the Celtics are ready to acquire Hornets big man David West. Unfortunately, Moose didn’t replace the ink in the fax so we didn’t get these reports until ten minutes ago. Nonetheless, we have it here for you.
The acquisition for West will be a sign and trade in which the Celtics will get West and the Hornets will get Jermaine O’Neal and “another player.” I can’t even think of a good player to name here as the other player involved, but it wont be a significant piece. Not only will this move give the Celtics a very talented big man, but it will also up their chances to scoop up Chris Paul as he and West are longtime teammates and friends. A starting lineup of Chris Paul, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, David West, and Kevin Garnett wouldn’t be too shabby.