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Boston Celtics set to lure DeAndre Jordan to Beantown?

Despite losing all four games to Cleveland in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald believes that the exposure the franchise received in the post season will help GM Daany Ainge attract some top free agent talent to ‘Beantown’ and that help could resurrect the franchise and once again make them a force in the Eastern Conference.

With Rondo gone, finding a player that can score is a priority over the summer, but adding a true center is a must. Rumors have already started on possible targets. Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report has reported that Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan should be the top target over the summer.

The 26-year-old is among the best available free agents and the type of player that can turn a squad into an instant contender. Over the past two years, the former second round pick has averaged over 10 points and 14 rebounds per game and that is with him being the third or fourth scoring option in Los Angeles.

Another reason for adding the 6′-11″ center is his ability to control the paint on the defensive end of the court. Jordan averages over two blocks per game and one steal, both high end numbers for an NBA center.

Of course the team would love to add LaMarcus Aldridge. perhaps the biggest name on the free agent market this summer, but with several franchises in the mix, it would appear a long-shot hope to add the 29-year-old.

One thing is clear, this team must build on the momentum they built towards the end of the regular season and create a buzz with its fan base. Adding a solid young talent like Jordan would help both areas and possibly make this a top-4 squad in the Eastern Conference next season.

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