K-Mart Could Help Thin Celtics Frontcourt
Meanwhile, an NBA source acknowledged that Darko Milicic may miss an undetermined amount of time because his mother is ill, and he may not return to the team. The Celtics are being very sensitive with Milicic and there isn’t likely to be movement unless he makes a decision to remain in his native Serbia.
The Celtics thought they were getting a potential steal in Milicic because of his defensive prowess and shot-blocking, but he has played just five minutes all season. If he remains in Serbia, the Celtics could pursue another post option that could help with the team’s rebounding woes.
Boston is 30th in rebounding and could use a boost. Kenyon Martin, the much-traveled No. 1 overall pick in 2000, is a free agent and hasn’t bolted for China or other opportunities like some of his aging brethren.
Ainge signed Milicic and Jason Collins to add depth at center but neither is playing and that means Rivers doesn’t think they will be productive. If a roster spot opens, the Celtics should take a serious look at Martin.