Kind of makes you wonder what the writers would have to write about if it wasn't for the ref scandal. Now on to other basketball news. The Miami Herald reports that the Heat are trying to get a point guard and are offering Doleac for one. Telfair for Doleac anyone? The Suns are clashing with the French team over Diaw. Maybe this is why the Celtics have not gone for any European players. It's a thought since there are always ties to their national teams.
As they watched the game, the ever-curious kids huddled around Jefferson, periodically asking him questions regarding life as an NBA player and his own childhood. They also spent some time comparing their feet to his enormous size 18 shoes wondering out loud whether they could fit both their feet in one of his sneakers. At one point during the game, Gerald Green took a three point shot and a youngster sitting next to Big Al couldn't help but ask, "Do you shoot threes?" Al simply replied, "I'll get in trouble if I shoot those." During the third quarter of the game, the NBA TV announcers gave a shout out to Jefferson and all of the RFK kids back at the practice facility in Waltham. The kids were stunned with excitement because they couldn't believe that the announcers knew they were watching the game with Big Al on the other side of the country.
Good stuff. There are more details coming out about draft night and possible KG trades. I can't help but wonder if Danny is holding out on other trades still hoping that he can get KG. According to Celtics Thug, KG will end up a Warrior after August 6th. I hope KG either goes somehere or they decide for sure he is staying or else the summer will pass us by without another move to address our needs. [Discuss this topic on the Celtics Green Forums!]
GS is the only team out there besides Boston to have the essential pieces in order to get KG. I've read CT's rumour but, for some reason I can't see T'Wolves taking on Harrington/Foyle contracts. It doesn't make sense to make a deal with them especially all they're really getting for prospects are a tweener PG/SG (Ellis) and a raw PF/C in Wright. Good rebuilder players but, you're going to take on 16-17 million for two guys who have nothing to do with your future? Lets not forget Ellis could easily not resign with T'Wolves after next season too. Which comes to do only getting Wright to build your team with.
I still think Boston has the best assets out there to get KG. Theo's expiring is better than a foyle/Harrington combo especially if your intent is to rebuild. Yes, Ellis is a better prospect than Green but, getting Green + 1st rounder is a much better than deal than Ellis's expiring contract.
From what I see in reports and what is being offered, I don't think GS deal is as great as it comes out to be. So, I don't know how much we can rely on CT's report at this point. I guess we got to wait and see if he's right all along or is he taking gossip and basically adding his own sense?