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2011 NBA Draft: Gilbert Brown Taking Next Steps In Possibly Joining Celtics

Instead of playing MSG in the Big East Tournament, Gil could be playing there against the Knicks (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Instead of playing MSG in the Big East Tournament, Gil could be playing there against the Knicks (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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After going undrafted last week, the Gilbert Brown to Boston stuff is heating up. Gil apparently has some options, but if there's an NBA season next year, it's looking more and more like he could be a Celtic.

Most recently, Brown was in Boston on Monday and met with the team.

As part of the visit, he was scheduled to meet with their strength coaches:

"As a matter of fact, Gilbert Brown's coming in today as well, so we'll have Gilbert -- we'll be doing the same thing with Gilbert Brown," said Ainge. "He'll meet with our strength coaches and go through some things with our coaches."

I've got to think that Gil is thinking something along the lines of 'Of all the years for an NBA Lockout...' He'll be fine though, obviously because there eventually will be basketball. And whenever the season starts, Gil sounds like he might have a job waiting.

Celtic fans/bloggers are already looking forward to the prospect of adding him to the team:

Brown stands 6-foot-6, and has been described as a "smart player who is a student of the game" who was noted for his "athleticism and offensive aggressiveness." That should sound appealing considering what we've seen from the Cs bench this past season. Fellow fans know that the second unit lacked an offensive spark, and it sounds like Brown might someday help to shore things up off the bench. Brown averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game (28 minutes average) with the Panthers last season. He was .463 from the field over the course of his college career.