Nothing on the Celtics in the Boston papers today. There are a couple of stories in the East Valley Tribune and the AZ Republic that say that Marion is not getting traded. They say that Thomas and Banks are on the block and not Marion. While the Suns are denying that they want to move Marion, the FanHouse asks if Marion could save Boston. Personally, I think Marion will stay in Phoenix. They are close to a championship team and I don't see them breaking up the core for money purposes.
The Bleacher Report is asking whether Danny will trade another draft pick. I always worry about Danny and trades. I would rather he keeps the pick as he always seems to get the short end of the stick in trades.
And speaking of keeping the pick, by all reports out of Boston, Noah isn't really in the mix for the 5th pick. The more I hear about this kid, the more I like him. Wherever he goes, he is going to help right away and I believe that he is going to be a very, very good NBA player. ESPN has an article that describes a shoulder injury that he is playing through. This kid has skills, size, drive, intensity, a fantastic work ethic, plays defense, and he doesn't let a little pain get in his way. What is there not to like? ESPN also has a discussion of NBA dynasties including the Celtics from 1980 to 1988.
FSN has new videos with interviews from Danny, Doc, Noah and Wright. Celtics 24/7 has an interview with one of Sebastian Telfair's former classmates. MVN discusses the former Gators who are all vying for position in the NBA draft.
Celtics Blog and CelticsStuff Live are both discussing Wings. Makes me hungry for some reason. SI.com feels that poor management is to blame for the huge difference in strength between the Eastern and Western conferences. I don't think it is poor management alone. There is some bad luck involved. The Celtics have certainly had bad management, but they also have had more than their share of bad luck and tragedy.
I just watched New England Sports Tonight and Tanguay and Dickerson feel that the Celtics are no longer interested in Yi. They also voiced their opinions that the Lewis to Boston rumors are just that, rumors. Guess Danny doesn't want to tip his hat and sent his minions out to throw a blanket on it. As far as the rumors that are out there, I don't think Marion will be traded. The Atlanta trade bringing JJ back and swapping picks 5 and 11 seems the most likely to happen. It seems the safest because we can't really do anything until July 1 with Lewis and that may fall through after we turn down offers for the pick. But, that being said, I wouldn't mind the Lewis trade if we can keep the 5th pick and get a player like Noah.
Only 15 more days until the draft and I am getting very anxious!!