Shaquille O'Neal says he told the Celtics not to trade Kendrick Perkins because he might not be back.
But A. Sherrod Blakely isn't buying it.
"Why in the world did he get all those cortisone shots and go through all that rehab if, in fact, he knew he was not going to be able to play?" Blakely said to CSN's Carolyn Manno Monday on SportsNet Central.
"What he's basically saying is that Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers lied to the public for weeks on end about his status. Looking at Doc's track record, looking at Danny's track record, that does not add up."
The Celtics reportedly are "expected" to talk to the Mavericks about a deal for Andrew Bogut, according to scout.com, but negotiations would be "dependent on what bigger move Boston can make".
Bogut, 32, is in the final year of his contract. The 7-foot center, while healthy, has played in only 26 games this year and is averaging just three points a game. But he's also averaging 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes, and rebounding has been one of the Celtics' big areas of weakness this year. The C's rank 27th in the league in reboundinh, and 26th in defensive rebounding.
According to scout.com, the Mavs would part with Bogut for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's first-round draft choices.
Chris Forsberg and Tim Welsh talk with Tom Giles about the Celtics and Cousins being traded to the Pelicans.