Every morning, we compile the links of
the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
The C’s general manager has to complete deals with Jermaine O’Neal, Paul
Pierce and Ray Allen. And he’s still trying to lure Tony Allen and Nate
“We’ve talked to Tony,” Ainge said. “We’re just continuing to have
conversations, but we’re not close to doing anything right now. I think
both those guys are exploring their opportunities.”
While Greg Dickerson of Comcast has said Tony Allen will re-sign with the Celtics, I have yet to find another report along those lines. The Celtics do own TA's "Bird Rights" and can sign him w/o worrying about the salary cap.
Nate Robinson is a different story. He relinquished his "Bird Rights" during the trade from NY to Boston. He made $4 million last season. Will he see similar money on the market? J.J. Redick has been offered $6+ million per year by Chicago, and Raymond Felton is getting $7 million per year from NY. How much can the Celtics pay him? Jay at Celtics Town explores the non-Bird exception, but, like me, isn't really sure what it means.
On Page 2, the lunacy continues in Miami.
Did Wade actually say "arguably the best trio to ever play the game of basketball?" Is there any limit to the human ego? Then again, I shouldn't expect humility from a group who is dubbing themselves the "Three Kings."
I will go on record and say I despise this Heat team and will root for their failure with all my heart and soul. If they meet the Lakers in the Finals, I might, I repeat, might, have to cheer for the Lakers. And I'm not sure that is even possible.
The rest of the links:
Globe – More comedy than drama (Shank) | ESPN Boston – Ray Allen on return, Finals | Herald – Ainge: East heats up | CSNNE – Celtics may try to bring back Eddie House | ESPN Dallas – Mavs interested in Big Al? |