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Celtics' J.R. Giddens could become trade bait

First-rounder's third-year option was declined

Updated: November 3, 2009, 11:23 AM ET
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 ...

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