The Bobcats, Suns and Pacers are targeting a player who made a mark for himself playing for Uruguay at the FIBA Tournament in Las Vegas.
The 24-year old Batista led the tournament in rebounds, averaging 12.4 boards over eight games. He was third in scoring average with 20.8 points per contest. Last season he played 13 games for the Hawks, averaging 1.5 ppg and 2.3 rpg.
Cornstein said he expects the 6-10, 268 pound forward/center to make his decision in the near future.
"I think he will be a good pick for them (Celtics)," Cornstien He's a tough banger who runs the floor. I think he will be a great fit. But all of the teams would be good."
If we were to sign Batista, we would more than likely cut Manuel, whose contract isn't guaranteed. He would help to shore up our big man rotation and give us a third option at center should Pollard go down with an injury, which seems to happen more often than not. He is only 24 and in FIBA Americas championship, he averaged 20.8 ppg, and 12.4 rpg. Let's hope the lure of Kevin Garnett works again.