I would love to bring Jay Williams in next year. I hope Danny makes him a serious offer. What interests me in this article is the reference to Lynn Greer as perhaps the best player coming into the camp. He may be a possibility also. We were thinking of free agent PG's in the US but there may be some who have been playing overseas who could help us.
June 17, 2006
In the midst of working out potential draft picks, the Celtics will shift gears Monday and Tuesday with a look at several free agents in a two-day camp.
Of particular note in Monday’s session will be Jay Williams, the former Naismith Award winner and No. 2 pick in the 2002 NBA draft, whose career with the Bulls was truncated in 2003 by a near-fatal motorcycle accident.
Williams spent the last two years recovering from serious leg injuries and a fractured pelvis and then trying to rehabilitate his game. He is now attempting to catch on with an NBA team for the first time in two seasons.
Considering that he has been away for so long, Williams wouldn’t be considered an expensive proposition. He has worked out for a host of teams, including Toronto, with generally favorable reports on his progress.
“I haven’t heard from any of the other teams about how he’s done, but we’ll get him out there and see how he’s feeling,” Celtics director of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. “I think he’s an inspiring story, and I hope he makes it back into the league. He was a great player who was on the way to a fantastic career.” [More] source: Boston Herald