The New York Daily News reported Sunday that the Atlanta Hawks are interested in Celtics foward Jeff Green, and would have to include at least forward DeMarre Carroll in return..

This is a fascinating idea. GM Danny Ferry has signaled that he's reluctant to add long-term salary. Green has $18.4 million left over the next two seasons in Boston, with a player option for his last year at $9.2 million. Is that a big enough chunk to keep them away from a deal like this? Carroll is only on the books for $2.4 million next season. They have Elton Brand's expiring $5 million and Lou Williams only has one more season left at a little over $5 million.