A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com yesterday advanced the notion of Jamal Crawford joining the Celtics. Fellow CSNNE.com scribe Rich Levine endorses the idea, but believes Crawford is seeking a multi-year deal worth more per year than the $5MM he made this past season with the Blazers, and wonders whether the Celtics are willing to spend that much on him. Crawford is expected to decline his $5.225MM Blazers option for next year. There's plenty more on potential Celtics comings and goings this morning, with just a few weeks to go until free agents officially hit the market.
- Agent Bill McCandless indicated that Mickael Pietrus would welcome a return to the Celtics, saying his client enjoyed his time in Boston this year, according to Gary Washburn and Frank Dell'Apa of the Boston Globe. The free agent, 30, underwent knee surgery Wednesday that will keep him away from basketball for six weeks.
- Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald passes along comments from Keyon Dooling that show his eagerness to return to the Celtics as well. “Of course I’d like to (come back),” Dooling said. “I love it here.”
- If the Celtics re-sign Pietrus, Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com believes the team wouldn't look to re-up Marquis Daniels.