We have all enjoyed the Carnival of the NBA with links to blogs from all over the NBA. Jeff over at Celtics Blog had a great idea to put together a Celtics Carnival since the Celtics are big news, and even when they weren't, no team has more blogs than the Celtics. Some good links there, so check it out. HoopsHype has an article with interviews from 3 of the best Celtics Blogs: Celtics Blog, CelticsStuff Live, and Red's Army.
ESPN has a piece on Paul Pierce and the fact that he is working on his legacy on and off the court.
"It's hanging in the balance," Pierce says. "People don't know what to think. I think I have the potential to be a Hall of Fame player. I think I have the potential to be one of the best ever to play the game. It's right here for me. It's all on how hard I work and how far I want to take it." So what does he plan to do differently this season? "Win more games," he says. "That's it. People know what I can do as an individual basketball player. The legacy is all about how many games you win, what you do as a team."
Projo tells us that Ainge has succeeded in making the Celtics pertinent again. The Hartford Courant reports that Ryan Gomes is ready to give his all to Minnesota. The Republican American reports that Gomes is dealing with the hurt of being traded. It shouldn't be surprising because that is just the kind of person he is. I would love to get him back.
Since Ainge and the Celtics have so much love for Gomes, could he be wearing Celtics green again? Could it be as early as next season lined up next to K.G. after all? Eh. Not likely. But that's the rumor going around, that the Wolves are going to cut him and the Celtics will pick him up. When asked about it Monday, Gomes said he heard the rumor, too, but isn't buying into it. "I think it's just something floating around because everyone knows how good they feel about me and I feel about them, but if something like that was to happen ... I mean Minnesota is trying to build something and the one thing I thought about in all of this is that they really wanted me. They wanted me to make the deal work. That's got to make you feel good, but if that was to happen, where they would cut me, the thing about that is you would be able to sign with anybody." Does that mean he wouldn't look for a return to Boston? "If something like that happened, that would be the first place I would want to go, but you just never know," Gomes said.