ESPN's Chris Sheridan hints Tony Battie is considering a buyout, which would need to be done by midnight on Monday for him to join a team and be eligible for the playoffs. But Battie doesn't want to give up some of the $1.7 million still owed him on his $6.3 million contract if he's not guaranteed a paycheck from another team. There are several teams pursuing Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Battie could be a back-up plan.
- Buyout For Battie? - Chris Sheridan - ESPN
- Will Battie accept a buyout to win? - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
- Source: Battie has interest in Celtics - Jessica Camerato - WEEI
- Former Celtic Tony Battie Wants to Return to Boston - Evan Brunell - NESN