So apparently, the Celtics are NOT done going after guards. Here’s Ken Berger of CBS Sports with the latest:
Boston’s signing of Terrence Williams has not ended their pursuit of a trade for a guard. Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson is one possibility.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 20, 2013
I am a bit puzzled about this considering that with the addition of Terrence Williams, they’ve become four-deep on guards (although they really only have one that can play the point guard position). On their current healthy roster, the Celtics have Avery Bradley, Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Terrence Williams (who really is a swingman but versatile enough to play two-guard). Putting Henderson in the mix would create a logjam at the two-guard position.
Maybe either Terry or Lee is on the block. Nevertheless, the only real significant trade chip the Celtics have left is Paul Pierce. I doubt they’re trading Paul Pierce since he’s an icon.
The Bobcats have not really offered Henderson but they are looking at teams that would take on Ben Gordon. Gordon has been rumored for a while now, especially after he had a run-in with Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap. Gordon had been offered to the Brooklyn Nets for Kris Humphries but, obviously, nothing materialized out of that one.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t seem like it’s over for the Celtics yet when it comes to looking for guard help. Maybe they’ll offer picks but I doubt that as they are soon to be going into a rebuilding process if they aren’t already.
Henderson is averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. One interesting connection between the Celtics and Henderson? Henderson’s father, Gerald Sr., played for the Celtics in the first five years of his career and was part of the 1981 and 1984 championship teams. The elder Henderson was famous for stealing the ball off James Worthy and converting the game-tying lay-up in Game 2 of the 1984 NBA Finals.