The Herald starts with an article that discusses Paul Pierce and the fact that he can realistically expect to play well into his 30's. He keeps himself in great shape and probably can expect to be an effective player for many more years. They also have an article that basically says that now that Doc has his extension, it is on him to get the job done.
Peter May discusses a lot of things in his Globe column today. He starts out with the inspirational story about Derek Fisher and his daughter's cancer. He discusses the USA team and the fact that this year's version will look much different than last year's team. He challenges fans that if they don't like the extension for Doc, let the owners and Danny know about it!! He discusses coaches, Perk's shooting and Gomes' 3 pointers and more.
Hoopsworld has their Mock Draft 3.0 out. As expected, Oden are at the 1 and 2. It is hard to get serious about any of these mocks until we know where everyone is picking.
Celtics Stuff Live is on tonight at 7:00 pm eastern time with special guest Scott Souza. Scott is a great guest and as always, the show promises to be a fun listen.
Scott has a good article in the MetroWest Daily News with an interview with Danny Ainge. I like the fact that Danny is unwilling to give up our young players for a quick fix. He has learned from the Chauncey Billips and Joe Johnnson trades and isn't about to make the same mistakes. "People around the league know that we have been involved in some trade talks pretty heavily the past couple of years involving our young guys," he continued.
"I think we have a realistic evaluation of them. I love them. I don't want to trade our young guys, but I would (in the right deal). It's hard because I know there are guys who are 28-years-old who are better than our players today. But who will be the better players in a couple of years?"
He also makes some surprising comments on Telfair. They are trying to trade him but if they don't, he is leaving the door open to a return to the Celtics, although this may just be more Danny double speak to get his trade value up.
Sports Gone South views Rick Pitino as a fiendishly clever mastermind. I guess so if you can consider his intent when he came to Boston was to ruin the franchise for the next 10 years.
Only 9 days till the lottery. Finally down to single digits. I am getting more and more nervous about this. On the one hand, I can't wait till the 22nd so that we finally know where we will draft. On the other hand, I don't want the lottery to come because at least now I have hope and I don't want to have those hopes dashed yet again. Suffice it to say, I am a basket case these days.
Finally, Happy Mother's Day to everyone, whether you are a mother or have one.