Mickael Pietrus played 38 games for the Phoenix Suns last season after being dealt from the Orlando Magic, averaging 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game while in Arizona.
The Suns have waived the 29-year-old and he'll be a free agent Saturday evening if no team selects him. New England Cable News reports that the $5.5 million Pietrus is owed next season will likely keep any team from doing that.
NECN also notes that Pietrus, whom the Suns had tried to trade to the Toronto Raptors before that deal fell through to a medical concern that is no longer an issue, is "leaning 'heavily'" toward signing with the Boston Celtics once he becomes a free agent.
"Without Jeff Green, they really don't have an athletic wing player," said an NBA scout, according to NECN. "Sasha [Pavlovic] has some athleticism, but he's not in the same class as Pietrus. And Marquis [Daniels], he's a solid player, but you wouldn't consider him as an athletic wing guy."