The Celtics are still looking for another guard to add to their roster for the upcoming campaign but Doc Rivers and company cane cross Dan Dickau off that list.
The free agent cordially declined the invite to Rivers' preseason camp and will instead head to Phoenix to participate in the Suns' camp. Dickau broke into the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks in 2002 out of Gonzaga. The 6-foot, 180-pounder had the best year of his six-year career during the 2004-05 season when he averaged 13.2 points and 5.2 assists in 67 games (46 starts) for the New Orleans Hornets. Dickau played 19 games for the Celtics in 2005-06 where he averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 assists in limited action. Last season, Dickau averaged 5.3 points and 2.6 assists per game in 67 contests for the Clippers.
One person who should be excited by this move is Lester Hudson, the C's lone pick in this summer's draft at 58th overall.
Hudson, a guard from Tennessee-Martin, is in very good position to slide into a backup role for starting guard Rajon Rondo without the veteran Dickau standing in his way. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder averaged 27.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 32 games in his final year at T-M.