Looks like the Cavs are making a run at Amare:
Cleveland general manager Danny Ferry offered the expiring contract of Wally Szcerbiak, rookie J.J. Hickson and a first-round pick for Stoudemire earlier in the week, sources said. Anderson Varejao was mentioned in a possible scenario too, sources said.
Stoudemire on the Cavs scares me. Especially if they keep Varejao and are able to bring him off the bench. Can't find any trade rumors involving the Celtics, another thing that scares me. Put me on the record as not being comfortable with this current roster.
As for moves by other contenders, the Spurs are interested in Vince Carter. Moving Roger Mason Jr in a package for VC would be a silly move.
Paul Pierce is really enjoying this All-Star trip. Although he's not sporting the ring:
"I didn't bring my ring," Pierce said. "The guys in the room know we won the championship last year. But that's last year and it's about who's going to do it this year, and we're in the middle of a race. You don't go out and hold your chest up high like I'm better than anybody and put it in everybody's face. There's common respect among us. You don't throw it in anybody's face, those things come back to haunt you – just enjoy the experience of being around the guys and the whole All-Star experience.
Garnett had a verbal joust with former Celtic Gary Payton during an interview. Payton, an analyst for NBA TV, has said Garnett did not deserve to be named as a starter in tomorrow's game and said Celtics guard Rajon Rondo should not be considered for the All-Star team.
"You've been tearing us down," Garnett said to Payton.
Garnett then pointed to the camera and expressed his support for his teammate: "I got you, Rondo."
I am doubtful DJ will get into the Hall of Fame this time around. There are too many big names on the list. Maybe next year.
And….check out this cool photo gallery of Celtic greats over the years.