No big plans for Allen Iverson, yet
Just to be clear on this, Allen Iverson is not walking through that door. But the possibility is something the Celtics have considered – and could revisit.
Danny Ainge always has been a fan of Iverson, and he tried very hard to get him here in the summer of 2006 and the season that followed. A number of times, the Celtics president of basketball operations was in talks with the 76ers before Iverson was shipped to Denver.
Now, after parting ways with Memphis, Iverson is a free agent. The Knicks were said to be interested but decided against it.
To acquire Iverson, the Celts would have to cut or trade a player, but they haven’t gotten close to that question.
“We have had internal discussions about (Iverson),” Ainge said yesterday, “but a decision like this has to be unanimous, and it wasn’t.”
Among the questions surrounding Iverson are cost (not a problem after he was willing to go to the Grizzlies for $3.1 million), how much he could help a club and whether, in the case of a good team like the Celts, he’d be willing to come off the bench.