"I can't go into who but I can tell you we started at 12:01 last night like everybody else did," he said. "The first call we called Ray. We sat around and we have these names on the list and we said hey guys our most important guy is Ray. We gotta get Ray back. Paul and Ray. And we already talked to Paul because we could. Ray is a vital part to our basketball team, huge.
It's been said before, but we'll say it again… Doc didn't come back to have these guys sign somewhere else. However, the way money is being tossed around today ($80 million for Rudy Gay? Really??), I'm starting to wonder if the Celtics are starting to get priced out of some of their targets.
Meanwhile, It looks like the first person to hit up David Lee after the 12:01 clock was Danny Ainge. But what's he worth if Darko is worth $5 million? More than the MLE, that's for sure. The C's also have interest in Anthony Morrow
One more note: Phil Jackson is returning to the Lakers. Good. I want to see the look on his face when the Celtics get their revenge next June.