Celtics Add Pollard, Fill Bench
Posted by r1zzo23 on August 8, 2007
From the Boston Globe:
The Celtics agreed to terms with free agent forward/center Scot Pollard yesterday, according to executive director of basketball operations/general manager Danny Ainge. The 6-foot-11-inch, 265-pound Pollard got a one-year deal believed to be worth the veteran minimum ($1.2 million for 10 years service). He adds a much-needed big man to the Celtics’ frontcourt and raises the number of players under contract to 12, one shy of the league minimum. After signing a one-year deal with Cleveland almost a year ago for about $2 million, Pollard played 24 games with the Cavaliers, averaging 1 point and 1.3 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per game. He has career averages of 4.5 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Although not my first choice for who the Celtics should sign for their backup center, Pollard does bring many intangibles to a team that could use a great role player. He does have a history of back problems, so that could sideline him at any moment. Hopefully his offensive rebounding and low post defense will be a great asset to this team.
Let’s take a look at the Celtics’ bench, compliments of the Boston Herald:
Also interesting is that Danny Ainge says that he has not ruled out adding another player, mainly a point guard.
“I’m still out there looking for another player, possibly at point guard,” he said. “But I’m happy with who we’ve added so far.”
Needless to say, I am excited to see how this gels and plays on the court with all the new faces.