The most interesting tidbit comes from today's Globe. After discussing the assistant coach situation and stating that Doc's situation makes some assistants hesitant to come to Boston, Shira adds this little tidbit:
But an interesting pairing that might mean something: Ainge and Golden State Warriors executive VP of basketball operations Chris Mullin standing in a corner partially obscured by the stands. Could Ainge and Mullin have been talking about Warriors guard Sarunas Jasikevicius? Almost as soon as Jasikevicius arrived in a mid-January trade with Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson, and Josh Powell, the Warriors have been hoping to find a new home for the Lithuanian, who starred with Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv before joining the NBA. Jasikevicius was coveted by none other than Larry Bird, which could peak the interest of Ainge as he looks for a veteran point guard.
Interesting possibility. In this article, we also learn that Ratliff is off in Nairobi doing some cheritable work and is hoping to be able to play this season. Also in the Globe is an article with odds and ends from Vegas that reminds us not to put too much stock in anything that happens there.
Jarrett Jack is available in Portland after the Blake signing. There are several possibilities for veteran back up PGs available although the Miami Herald says that guard options are dwindling. It will be interesting to see which one Danny goes for, if indeed he goes for any. After all, he has been singing the praises of Telfair lately. Maybe he really means it. The Wizards are not going to bring back Hayes. Hoopsworld runs down the latest free agent signings and SI.com tells us to expect at least one blockbuster deal this off season.
Stephen Jackson and Ron Artest will both be suspended for the first 7 games of the season due to their off court legal problems. The Buffalo News tells us not to expect miracles or unselfishness from the Celtics this season. I think they are 100% wrong. I expect some very good things from the Celtics this season. True Hoop weighs in on the race issue in Boston that has been popping up lately.
Scott Souza and Sean Grande both have good articles on the Summer League and what we have learned from it. I am working on an article on my observations from Summer League and should have it done for tomorrow. It was good to be able to watch basketball again, even if it was just summer league. Now we wait for Danny's next move. It could be a blockbuster or could be a minor move to bring in a back up PG. It's 79 long days till the start of training camp and chances are the Celtics will look a lot different then than they do now.