Pietrus says the Celtics are interested in him

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Pietrus says the Celtics are interested in him

Phoenix Suns swingman Mickael Pietrus told French newspaper, L'Equipe, that he is being pursued by the Celtics."It's over," Pietrus said of his time in Phoenix. "I'm only looking ahead. Phoenix didn't use me, but that's their problem. Me, I continue to work. The only thing that interests me now is winning a title."A lot of teams are interested in me, like the Lakers, the Celtics. That's from the best player in the world: Kobe Bryant. He told me two months ago he would like to see me with the Lakers."
Pietrus is scheduled to make 5.3 million next season with the Suns and could only be acquired by the Celtics, or any other NBA team, via trade.
In 57 games last season for the Magic and Suns,Pietrusaveraged 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 19.4 minutes. Pietrus helped the Magic advance to the 2009 NBA Finals after eliminating the Celtics in the 2009 Eastern Conference semifinals. He averaged 10.5 points per game off the bench for Orlando during the team's playoff run that year.

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How does the Chris Paul trade affect the Celtics?

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