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Source: Celtics reach out to Brad Miller

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  July 1, 2010 01:48 PM

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The Celtics began their quest to rebuild their roster for another title run by contacting the agent for veteran center Brad Miller, and the interest is mutual. Miller, who averaged 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds last season for the Bulls, could be the center fill-in the Celtics are seeking to replace Kendrick Perkins, who won't return from ACL surgery until perhaps February.

Miller is not the offensive player he was during his prime years in Sacramento, but he is considered a superior passer for a center and also is a solid perimeter shooter. President Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers reached out to Miller today.

"The Celtics are a great franchise," Miller's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "It certainly a team when they are interested, you're crazy not to listen. Danny and Doc do a great job. Brad loves the way the Celtics play. That's why they get into it all the time. They're very competitive; he's very competitive. We'll certainly talk to them and see what happens. It's a real interesting fit. We'll talk to Danny and see what happens here."

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