Antoine Walker Celtics Redux??
Ainge should make Real GM TRADE his REALITY
Boston Trade Breakdown
This Trade Passes the salary cap test!
Mark Blount7-0 C from Pittsburgh12.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.0 apg in 28.8 minutes
Brian Scalabrine6-9 PF from USC1.6 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg in 8.7 minutes
Celtics #1 Pick in 2005-06
Antoine Walker6-9 PF from Kentucky12.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg in 28.3 minutes
Change in team outlook: -2.1 ppg, +0.9 rpg, and +0.2 apg
Blount has picked up his play, while Antoine Walker is struggling in Miami...and the Celtics are struggling in the East. It is readily apparent that Al Jefferson isn't ready to be a go to guy, so bringing Antoine back would let him develop as the starter or 6th man, (still getting major minutes), while the Celtics compete. This would give the Heat much needed front court depth in the form of role players that won't need as many shots as 'Toine, as well as a first rounder. Will it happen? Highly unlikely, although both teams need to do something.
A more likely scenario/rumor has Antoine going to Indiana in a deal for Ron Artest.