LAS VEGAS — On Tuesday, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was in Las Vegas to discuss the state of the league at the NBA Board of Governor’s Meeting. Grousbeck was appointed to the Labor Relations Committee, and will serve as the chairman of the planning committee.
While out West, he told WEEI.com he is also focused on preparing for a successful season back in Boston.
‘We are continuing to try to do everything we can to win Banner 18,’ Grousbeck said. ‘We’re looking at our roster and figuring out what other help we need at which positions.’
The Celtics are not zoning in on a specific position, he said, but rather improving the overall team. One player he believes can help the Celtics next season is restricted free agent Glen Davis, whose name has been mentioned as a person of interest to several teams around the league.
‘We’d love to have Baby back,’ Grousbeck said.
They will also evaluate the players who participated in the Orlando Summer League earlier this month. As is the case with many teams, only a select few will have the chance to be contributors. Even though Lester Hudson broke his finger, Grousbeck mentioned the rookie ‘started off well.’
‘I think we liked seeing Lester Hudson and Billy (Walker) and J.R. (Giddens) and the other guys on the roster,’ he said. ‘Some of them will make the team and some won’t.’
As the Celtics piece together their roster for the 2010 season, the acquisition of Rasheed Wallace has been a hot topic of conversation at the Las Vegas Summer League. The signing, many NBA players have said, has put the Celtics back in contention after an injury-stricken postseason.
Grousbeck won’t argue with that.
‘I just looked at the Vegas odds and the Lakers are 2-to-1, Cleveland is 3-to-1, and we’re 4-to-1,’ he said. ‘So Vegas has us at 4-to-1. We’d like to win that bet.’