With Mickael Pietrus "healthy for the first time in two years," according to a source that spoke to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, the veteran wing is drawing significant interest from a handful of teams. Haynes reports that three NBA clubs have displayed major interest in Pietrus, and that two of those teams appear "very motivated" to complete a deal. Pietrus also has a viable option overseas that includes an NBA opt-out, says Haynes.
"He's considering all of his options," Haynes' source said of Pietrus. "But he prefers to play in the NBA and he's feeling ten times better than last season."
Pietrus, 30, underwent a knee procedure in Boston this summer, a do-over on an operation he had performed on the knee a year ago. According to Haynes, Pietrus was experiencing pain and discomfort most of 2011/12 with the Celtics, but is now working out pain-free.
A report last week suggested that Pietrus' camp felt like he was getting close to signing a new contract, so perhaps that story prompted a couple more teams to jump into the mix. Wherever Pietrus ends up, it looks like he'll ink a new deal before training camps get underway.