When the Nets let Rafer Alston go… he made sure his people reached out to Boston.
“I think it was my interest,” he told WEEI.com. “But I don’t think Doc
[Rivers] would have opposed it knowing that you can grab a guy that can
give you minutes at backup point for this team, and who’s a willing
passer and just a natural point guard. Then understand, I played for
[assistant coach Tom] Thibodeau before in Houston. So I’d always had
them on my mind before I came here.”
I'm not a big Alston fan… so I'm ok with him not coming here. And besides, Miami swooped in with an offer before the ink on the buyout paperwork was dry.
But I know some people do like him… and he's a point guard who was willing to come here and be a back up. I find it interesting that the Celtics responded with a resounding "meh" when he approached them.