Source: Celtics expected to sign Sasha Pavlovic
|03.02.11 at 7:41 pm ET|
Having missed out on top target Corey Brewer who will sign with the Mavericks, the Celtics are hoping to wrap up a deal with free agent swingman Sasha Pavlovic quickly, according to a source.
Pavlovic played 10 games with the Mavericks and four with the Hornets this season. The 27-year-old saw action in 71 games with the Timberwolves last season and was a part-time starter with the Cavaliers for four seasons before that. He’s 6-foot-8 and can play both the off guard and small forward positions.
Pavlovic’s best season was in 2006-07 when he averaged nine points a game and made over 40 percent of his 3-pointers on a Cavs team that advanced to the NBA finals. He adds depth behind Paul Pierce and Ray Allen and will probably compete for playing time with Von Wafer.