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Celtics take a look at Tiny Gallon

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  October 19, 2010 09:30 PM

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The Celtics have brought in former University of Oklahoma center Keith "Tiny" Gallon for a look, and the big man attended the team's open practice last night at TD Garden. Gallon, at 6-foot-9, 300 pounds, is an intriguing prospect who was released in training camp by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks drafted him 47th overall in June

Gallon has a close relationship with Celtics center Glen "Big Baby" Davis, who served as a mentor to Gallon during summer league. Also, Celtics coach Doc Rivers is friends with Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, who spent the week in Newport, R.I. last month observing Celtics camp.

"We're just taking a look at him," team president Danny Ainge said. "I work for the Celtics, so I don't know anything about (sending him to the D-League)."

If the Celtics were to sign Gallon, they could assign him to NBDL Maine, but he would have to occupy a spot on the 15-man roster. Gallon averaged 10.3 points in 24 games in his lone season with the Sooners. He left school after his freshman season.

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