It'll be quite difficult for Celtics boss Danny Ainge to swing a deal that will land Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins in Boston this summer. He may have to settle for a DeMarcus Cousins-type.
Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis certainly fits that bill, and the Celtics may be getting a closer look at him this week. A source told Metro that Portis was spotted at Logan International Airport Tuesday.
Portis, playing in a conference with an all-time great Kentucky team in 2014-15, captured the SEC Player of the Year award by averaging 17.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He also had a superb field goal percentage of 56.3.
The 20-year-old is listed as 6-foot-11 inches and 245 pounds.
NBADraft.net, which currently projects the Celtics drafting Portis at No. 16 in next month's NBA Draft, describes Portis as a player that owns "great size and length."
"Great face up player and is incredibly tough to guard when he gets a head of steam going towards the basket," the site says of Portis. "He's got a great mid-range game and is expanding his range to include the three ball ... Defensively he is active which leads to his fair share of deflections and steals."