For those of us who were hoping that Danny would sign a veteran point guard, I can guarantee than no one had Dan Dickau in mind. But, the news from the Globe is that Danny has invited Dan Dickau to training camp.
The Celtics have offered former guard Dan Dickau a training camp invitation, according to agent Mark Bartelstein.
Dickau, who turns 31 Sept. 16, played last season in Germany, averaging 17.6 points in just five games for the Brose Baskets.
Dickau could serve as a third point guard behind Rajon Rondo and Marquis Daniels and is a favorite of general manager Danny Ainge.
Dickau has played 8 seasons in the NBA for Atlanta, Portland, Dallas, New Orleans, Boston, Portland again, and the Clippers. His career averages are 5.8 points and 2.5 assists in 15.4 minutes per game. He played only 19 games in his first stint in Boston before tearing his Achilles tendon. The biggest concern I have with Dickau is his defense. I'd rather have Tyronn Lue but Dickau is worth a look. It's also possible Dickau is coming in with nothing guaranteed to create some competition for that back up spot with Lester Hudson also coming in.
The Globe has Dickau as the 3rd point guard behind Rondo and Daniels. So, if Daniels is the back up point guard, that still leaves the question of who is going to back up Paul Pierce?
Yeah, Lue would be my favorite also. Mike Taylor was a rookie last season with the Clippers and averaged 5.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 15 mpg over 51 games. This is the first I have heard of him also, especially in connection with the Celtics.