The Richard Hamilton to the Boston Celtics rumor has gained a lot of momentum in the last few days and it is beginning to cause Celtic fans to salivate at the notion of Richard Hamilton subbing in for Ray Allen on a nightly basis.
Hamilton, who has expressed his desire to get out of Detroit, would need to have his contract bought out which would in turn make him a free agent and able to sign with any team in the NBA. Boston would be a logical destination since he would go from being a member of the Detroit Pistons to a member of a team capable of winning it all.
There are a few negative aspects to this deal:
1. The Celtics are currently over the cap and could only sign Hamilton for the minimum.
2. The roster is currently at the 15 player maximum. Someone would need to go in order to bring him in.
Although, I would like to see Hamilton in a Celtic uniform, the signing would not solve the need for a backup small forward the team desperately needs in order to spell Paul Pierce on a nightly basis. Either way, Hamilton will help the scoring of the second unit and that alone could be enough to push the Celtics over the edge in the Eastern Conference.
But who goes? The move would likely come down to Avery Bradley or Von Wafer. Bradley could be used to trade for a point guard or a small forward and Wafer would likely lose out in the numbers game.