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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Celtics' J.R. Giddens could become trade bait

By Chris Forsberg

An interesting note from Chad Ford's column Monday on the deadline to extend members of recent draft classes:

"The only other player from the first-round class of 2008 to have their third-year option declined was the Celtics' J.R. Giddens."

The move means Giddens will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, adding another expiring contract to the Celtics' 2009-10 roster, and potentially positioning him as a player that's slightly more attractive to be included in any midseason trade.

The Celtics selected Giddens with the 30th overall pick in the 2008 draft. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound guard spent part of last season with the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League, averaging 17.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2 assists in 26 games.

Giddens has appeared in eight NBA games, including two this season, but has just four career points.