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Source: Battie has interest in Celtics
Posted By Jessica Camerato On February 28, 2010 @ 1:53 pm In General | 2 Comments
WEEI.com has learned the Celtics  are one of the teams Battie would be interested in signing with if he is bought out. According to a source familiar with the situation, Battie would eye the top three or four teams in each conference, which makes sense for a veteran player who is trying to maximize the years he has left in the NBA.
According to the source, Battie, 34, considers himself to be the in twilight of his career and a serviceable big man who could rebound, play tough defense and give timely fouls. He has not, however, had any conversations with the Celtics organization.
Battie has played in just 15 games for the Nets this season. He played 5-1/2 seasons with the Celtics from 1998-99 until he was traded to Cleveland during the 2003-04 campaign. Prior to being traded to the Nets as part of the Vince Carter  deal, he averaged 4.8 points and 3.6 rebounds off the bench for the Magic.
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