NESN's misrepresentation of a Boston Globe article got some of us all worked up on Twitter. The stories involve disgruntled Pistons guard Rip Hamilton.
Here's what Gary Washburn had to say:
The Celtics had faint interest in sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic, who was bought out by the Raptors Thursday. Stojakovic (above) is headed to Dallas, according to a league source, because his family is close by in New Orleans, and the Mavericks desperately need small forward help with the injury to Caron Butler. The Celtics are keeping their eyes open for available players, and the pool will increase with the trade deadline upcoming. But team president Danny Ainge is pleased with his current roster and would like to see what happens when Delonte West and Jermaine O’Neal return from injury. Detroit’s Richard Hamilton would intrigue Ainge, but the Pistons would have to work out a buyout of his remaining $30 million, which includes an early termination option for 2012-13. It seems hopeless that Hamilton and the Pistons can continue beyond this season.
In short – Washburn says Hamilton would intrigue Boston. Not "Hamilton on Celtics radar" or "Detroit's guard is drawing interest from guys in green," as claimed by NESN.
Do we really want Rip here? Even if a buyout is achieved (Rip reportedly won't take a penny less than $30 million), where does he fit? With Delonte back, Nate becomes the two guard. I'll go on record and say I'd rather have Nate than Rip.