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and then everybody finds out it’s accurate. It’s also been confirmed by
some other people out there. The story’s 100 percent accurate. They’ve
talked. Danny’s thing was you can go back and perhaps talk to ownership
or bring it to them, or that’s just what he said. But they’ve talked,
names have been exchanged and it’s exactly how I portrayed it. I didn’t
say it was imminent. I didn’t say it was about to happen. It’s exactly
what happens this time of year, which is a trade discussion. Last week
or 10 days ago when I said they’re shopping Ray Allen, and they said,
‘No, we’re not.’ Well, guess what? They’re shopping Ray Allen. This
idea that they’re taking calls on Ray, it’s not accurate. Every GM in
the league will tell you, they’re actively looking."
It's a moot point now. Dallas is close to a deal with Washington for Caron Butler. Will the Celtics still have interest in Antawn Jamison? Maybe… but Steve Bulpett says Butler is the guy the Celts really want.
“Is this what the basis of All-Star Weekend is going to be like
right here?” said Garnett, smiling and shaking his head after the first
question about his physical state, and its effect on his game.
“I’m good, man,” he said. “New things and revelations that come to
you make you stronger. With my injury I’ve acquired some patience and
understanding in my body. But it’s still driving ahead 100 percent.
“I’ll speak one time about my health,” he said to another question.
“It’s great. I’m happy to be here in the game, and other than that I’m
not going to make this weekend about my leg.
The questions about KG's knee will cease, once he plays like it's no longer bothering him.
On Page 2, Rondo has some fun with reporters.
“Hidden talents?” he said. “Singing. You know, I’ve got a rap CD coming out in like two weeks.”
The guy nodded. Rondo had him on the line and began reeling him in
further. He responded to the next question by saying he’d like to
collaborate with Keri Hilson “because she’s hot right now.” He was
asked what was blowing up on his iPod and said “Beyonce, Keyshia Cole,
Drake. That’s about it.”
The man thanked Rondo and left. Only after a couple of media types more
familiar with Rondo’s sense of humor laughed did he offer a slight
grin. The poor guy, he was told, would soon be looking for that CD.
The rest of the links:
Globe – Rondo Omission From Team USA 'Miscommunication' | Garnett Embraces Break | Herald – Cs Deal with Rumors | Ainge – There's Nothing Close | CSNNE – Wojo: Rumor is True | ESPN Boston – Greetings From Dallas | Cavs Talking Amar'e Deal | ESPN – Rooks Top Sophs | DeRozan Earns Spot in Dunk Contest | SI.com – League Seeks Huge Salary Cuts