Earlier this week, ESPN Boston's Peter May wrote a column about things he will miss because of the NBA lockout. Note the mention of Blake Griffin:
I will miss seeing Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, together maybe for the last time. I know we've been writing this for a couple years, but THIS COULD REALLY BE THEIR LAST YEAR TOGETHER! HONEST! Garnett and Allen are in the final years of their respective contracts and the mileage is showing on KG. He was an on-again, mostly off-again presence in the playoffs last season. (For example: Game 3 against Miami: 28 points on 13-of-20 shooting and 18 rebounds. Games 1, 2, 4 and 5 against Miami: 11 ppg, 8.75 rpg and 18-of-52 shooting, including 1-of-10 in Game 4.) Allen, by contrast, seems to improve with age and is, as we all know, a fitness zealot. But at some point, you have to let their big numbers off the payroll and move forward. Maybe they'd come back for less. But it's time to look forward to …
Unlikely? Yes. Implausible? Totally. Fun to think about? Definitely. You say the Clippers are too smart to let that happen? Yeah, even the Clips probably won't screw up this one. But it's ultimately the kid's call. I'd put the Celtics' Covert Ops team on this one pronto — assuming it isn't on the case already.
I'm probably reading way too much into this, but does Peter May know something about the Celtics and Blake Griffin?
Had he mentioned Dwight Howard, I wouldn't have paid it much attention. Hell, everyone is mentioning Dwight Howard. But I have yet to hear Griffin and Boston in the same sentence.
Peter – I demand you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and explain yourself. All comments will be kept off the record.