Report: Celtics Interested in Canadian Offensive Tackle Matt O’Donnell

With the loss of Kendrick Perkins earlier this year and the unreliability of the injury-prone Shaquille and Jermaine O’Neal, the Celtics will certainly be in the market for a new big man this summer.

But the C’s aren’t limiting their search to the draft or byway of trade, as the team is looking north of the border at Canadian Football League draftee Matt O’Donnell, according to the Regina Leader-Post in Saskatchewan

The 6-foot-10, 340-pound offensive tackle was drafted 15th overall by the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in this year’s CFL draft, but has not yet signed with the team because it is believed that the Celtics have shown interest in him.

O’Donnell, a native of Comox, British Columbia, Canada, has not played basketball since high school, and the extent of the Celtics’ interest is unknown at this time.

Originally considered a possible late-round/free-agent NFL prospect, O’Donnell’s stock dropped considerably after a poor performance in the East-West Shrine Game.

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