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Your Morning Dump… Where we shouldn’t expect any moves

RedsArmyAdmin March 8, 2012 Uncategorized 5 Comments

KG head in hand at Philly

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.

With a division title within reach and 28 games left, Rivers said he doesn’t anticipate any major moves.

“I’m sure there will be more rumors, there’s nothing you can do about that,’’ Rivers said. “We pretty much know what we want to do.

“Like I said a week ago, I’d be surprised if we did anything. Obviously, if we find someone out there who wants to give us a player, we’ll take them.’’

Globe:  Deadline seen as no big deal 

Classic double-speak quote there.  Can you imagine telling your girlfriend "Of course I'm never going to be with anyone else.. unless of course someone better comes along."

But that jives with the rest of the quotes and reports.  The Boston Celtics will listen to what you have to offer, but they won't pull the trigger unless it legitimately makes the team better.  And there hasn't been a single deal out there since the preseason that does that.  

On Page 2: KG hits another milestone

The Celtics forward needed 24 minutes to become only the 12th player in league history to log 45,000 career minutes.

But he’s not stopping there. The Celtics forward had four defensive rebounds last night, leaving him with 10,115 career defensive rebounds, or two shy of Celtics great Robert Parish for second on that all-time NBA list. Karl Malone is the all-time leader with 11,406 defensive boards.

Herald: Kevin Garnett keeps adding to career marks 

You can tack on another 4,083 playoff minutes and KG is at nearly 50,000 combined.  At 49,083 combined minutes, he trails Jason Kidd (53,239) and Kobe Bryant (49,8000) on the active combined minutes list. Bryant, though, has twice as many playoff minutes as he is second all time in that category to Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Let's hope KG gets to add a few playoff minutes to his total this season.

The rest of the links:  

CSNNE:  Celtics-Sixers: What we saw  |  ESPN Boston:  Pregame: Doc says "we're in a good place"  |  WEEI:  Get ready for the longest week of the season  |  Celtics momentum meets the road  |  Herald:  Celtics give, try to forget  |  Globe: Sixers thrash Celtics 

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  • paul

    Of course we should trust every word Doc utters. Why? Because we love bowing and scraping to authority and not having minds of our own.

  • Rondo To KG

    I’ve been hearing lately that the Celtics are looking to move JO and one of our rookies for Beasley and Marquis/Dooling for Kurt Thomas in Portland. While we won’t see any of the Big Four get traded, I think we can see moves like this in the next few days. If we can get Beasley, I feel good our offense off the bench.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/licktheglassitol Classless

    Marquis/Dooling for Thomas? What exactly does that do for this team except make them even older and slower?

  • Rondo To KG

    I’m guessing its to fill in the spot that losing JO would leave on our roster. Danny apparently thinks that Thomas is a PJ Brown type player and neither Marquis or Dooling have contributed to the team so far. This is nothing but rumors but they sound like the kind of moves Danny would do.

  • sev

    adding beasley would be great and if we don’t have JO we may need thomas….don’t need dooling or marquis…although I’m kinda surprised marquis isn’t playing over sasha. I thought marquis was going to be better now that he feels stronger, but maybe he needed the first half of the season as his 2011 offseason because of the surgery