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08:06 AM ET 12.05 | Kenyon Martin remains available, and agent Andy Miller says the phone lines are open. [Miller], who also represents Celtics center Kevin Garnett, said he has not had a conversation about Martin with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge since July. The Celtics are believed to be seeking a rebounding big man. Coach Doc Rivers called the team "soft" last week; they have been outrebounded in all but four of 17 games this season. ... Martin is one of many veterans -- including Mike Bibby, Gilbert Arenas, Erick Dampier, and Troy Murphy -- waiting for another NBA chance. According to an NBA source, the Celtics have considered bringing in Dampier for a look. Additional roster spots may open on Jan. 10, the deadline for all contracts to be guaranteed.

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December 5, 2012  08:19 AM ET

they need a legitimate center

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December 5, 2012  08:53 AM ET

They just need help on the rebounding .the offense is OK I expect them to be good by the all star break

December 5, 2012  09:46 AM ET

Better Pass, Bros.

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December 5, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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And what does that have to do with dampier?

Ouch... someone forgot about Eddy....

December 5, 2012  10:44 AM ET

If they do sign him He will be pine riding by January

December 5, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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If they do sign him He will be pine riding by January

Oh Great Boston Celtics... how did it come to this? Seeking Dampier as a legitimate center is sad. The tradition of excellence is fast fading.. start rebuilding Ainge! It's the only way to get back to the top.

December 5, 2012  11:13 AM ET

They trade a rebounding big man (Perk) and then look for the next 3 years for his replacement. My Celts are maddening.

December 5, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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They just need help on the rebounding .the offense is OK I expect them to be good by the all star break

Boston right now is a 6th to 8th place team in the East. There is no way the way the team looks now that it is ready for a championship run. If we can't get any decent play from Fab Melo then we have to trade picks and players to try to get Gortat or even Jason Smith from the Hornets.

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December 5, 2012  10:07 PM ET

Is he still alive?

December 6, 2012  04:28 AM ET

No! No! No! Even Darko was a better sign than this guy.

 
December 6, 2012  04:31 AM ET
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Boston right now is a 6th to 8th place team in the East. There is no way the way the team looks now that it is ready for a championship run. If we can't get any decent play from Fab Melo then we have to trade picks and players to try to get Gortat or even Jason Smith from the Hornets.

I agree that they should be trying to find a way to bring Gortat over. Not wasting time, energy and money on a guy who has (and will do) absolutely nothing to help them. If the Celtics need help on the boards, Dampier is not the answer. He hasn't been the answer for anyone, anywhere.

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