Every morning, we compile the links of
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highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
James, the kingpin of this summer's celebrated free agent class,
will join them remains to be seen. James will announce his decision
Thursday night at 9 ET during a one-hour special on ESPN.
Wade and Bosh are expected to announce their decision on Wednesday,
according to the source.
This makes much more sense, actually, than Wade and LeBron playing together. It gives Wade that low post partner that he just couldn't get with Michael Beasley or Jermaine O'Neal. It's a big upgrade for the Heat.
They still have more to do, I think… but this is a good deal for them.
NOW… the question is… is this a sign and trade, or is it a straight signing of Bosh. If it's a straight signing… then maybe the Celtics can send Sheed's contract to Miami for Beasley. He's a 6'10" guy with touch that needs to get a lot tougher. If playing for Doc Rivers and the Celtics doesn't teach you how to be tough… then you've got problems. He's got the skills… he just needs to get his head on straight.
On Page 2, Doc meets with Lawrence Frank
Lawrence Frank hopes doing "the sprinkler" will impress the Celtics
MAITLAND, Fla. – Doc
Rivers insists his search for an assistant coach isn’t yet
decided. But there may be a very good fit in former Nets coach Lawrence
Frank, who came to town to speak with Rivers yesterday.
The two came to the Sportsplex and were together as the Celtics were losing to Philadelphia, 86-69, in the
Pro Summer League.
There's no reason to rush. Although it seems like Lawrence Frank is
the guy to replace Thibodeau. If we're looking for the person who might
step in for Doc, the Frank isn't a horrible choice (ringing
We've got to face facts… Doc is almost definitely gone next
season. And after that the Big 3 era will almost definitely be over.
We're going to need someone for those in-between years… and maybe
beyond. Why not pull a guy in and have him sort of audition for you as
an assistant for a year?
The rest of the links:
Herald: Celtics can't wait until its over | Clips hire Del Negro | AI wants back in | Globe: Brown & O'Neal said to be in play | Winning the NBA lottery | Yahoo: Shaq considering 2 year offer from Atlanta