Sasha Pavlovic (left) played for the Hornets on a 10-day contract (Michael DeMocker / Associated Press)
The Celtics were edged out on Corey Brewer by the Dallas Mavericks, who offered the swingman a multi-year deal, so they nabbed former Cavalier Sasha Pavlovic for the remainder of the season, according to an NBA source.
Pavlovic was a contributor on those Cleveland clubs that were a primary competitor with the Celtics, but was dealt to the Phoenix Suns in June 2009 in the trade that netted Shaquille O’Neal.
He spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and played with the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Hornets this season on 10-day contracts. The Hornets released Pavlovic on Feb. 14 and he was a free agent.
In 466 NBA games, Pavlovic has averaged 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. He is a career 35 percent 3-point shooter and canned 7 of 21 in 14 games this season.
Pavlovic won’t log heavy minutes, but he will spell Paul Pierce and Jeff Green occasionally and will provide depth.