Report: Celtics Interested in Veteran Swingman Michael Finley

Report: Celtics Interested in Veteran Swingman Michael Finley The Celtics are reportedly interested in veteran swingman Michael Finley, who was recently waived by the Spurs, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

San Antonio let Finley go on Monday after the 36-year-old expressed displeasure with his lack of playing time. Finley had appeared in just 25 games this season, averaging 15 minutes, 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest.

“It was a situation where the Spurs understood why Michael wanted to pursue other opportunities elsewhere,” Henry Thomas, Finley’s agent, told the Web site. “He wants to be part of the mix again. He’s a competitor who has never been in that position [of not playing] before.”

The Celtics already have guards Tony Allen, Marquis Daniels and recently-acquired Nate Robinson coming off the bench. But as Spears points out, Danny Ainge has made a habit of adding veterans down the stretch in recent seasons — Stephon Marbury last year and P.J. Brown and Sam Cassell the year before.

Finley spent five seasons with the Spurs and won an NBA title in 2007. He is expected to continue working out in San Antonio until he finds a new home.

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