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Your Morning Dump… KG wants the trade crap over

Chuck - Red's Army March 15, 2012 Uncategorized 6 Comments

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.

“A lot of things are going on,” Rivers said. “Number one, our team is really close right now. You can feel the spirit. They knew they were struggling. Early [in the year] they would have been upset with each other. You could see one guy mess up and play and everyone had resolve. They just got over it instead of getting on guys.”

Garnett called it the “Madison Square Garden play,” as in the walk-off. He made 11 of 15 shots and for the second night in a row, he took and made the biggest shot of the game. Like Rivers, he feels things are starting to come together.

“I will concur to that,” Garnett said. “This year has been a rollercoaster. Filled with all types of episodes in it. But through all that we’ve banded together and put some wins together and played some decent basketball.”

WEEI – Celtics hope to stick around through deadline

The trade deadline is wearing everyone down this year. I love a good rumor, but I can't take any more speculation involving the Big 3 and Rajon Rondo. 

Garnett's quote about wanting the trade crap to pass is near the end of the video clip. If a guy as mentally tough as KG indicates that it's a distraction, then it's a distraction.

I like what Doc Rivers says about the team coming together. You would assume a team with a core of veteran leaders wouldn't have trust issues, but it happens.

I don't have unrealistic expectations for this team. But if Danny Ainge can add another big (see Page 2), then I would enjoy watching them throw haymakers in the playoffs.

Related links: ESPN Boston – Garnett delivers on deadline | Herald – Celtics dealing with uncertainty

On Page 2, J.J. Hickson is on the Celtics radar.


Hickson

Sam Amico, a reporter for Fox Sports, didn't specify what the Kings would want in return, but he did say Keyon Dooling's salary is a match.

J.J. Hickson is having a tough season in Sacramento. He's shooting only 37%. He's also missed the last 6 games with a hip pointer.

But the Celtics need big bodies, and if they can land Hickson for Dooling, I'd do it.

Related link: CSNNE – Source: Kamen interested in joining Cs 

The rest of the links:

CSNNE – Celtics/Warriors: What we saw | Celtics squeak out win over Warriors | Wilcox: Doctors say I'm done for the year | WEEI – Garnett's heroics slay Warriors | Globe – Celtics hold off Warriors, await deadline | Heart surgery for Wilcox | Herald – Bench, Garnett rescue Celtics | ESPN – Beasley to Lakers talk intensifies

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  • BradinFL

    “We have been playing some decent Basketball” Thats fine if it was 1995 in Minnesota. This is Boston. Decent basketball doesnt win titles & neither will this team. “”IF”” Danny can improve the team for future. Do what you have to do sir.
    Cheers,
    BradinFL

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    win/lose they’re giving effort every night. clearly the vets are returning next year.. with 2 other max players #18 should be sooner vs. later.

  • Green Lanturn

    BradinFL… GTFOH true fans respect the effort these old b*stards are putting in.. it may be ugly at times but they’re not lying down. if you cant respect that, watch the HEAT in your state and have fun watching them dance around and carry their purses.
    GREEN

  • Noori

    Amen Green Lanturn

  • paul

    Well, KG, all the trade ‘crap’ is Ainge’s fault. All he has to do to stop it is stop hanging a sword of damocles over evryone’s head.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    KD for hicks it would be a steal here is why. JJ had one good season his rookie year in C-land he benifited from a lot of fast break points and cuts to the Basket when LBJ went to the lane. He’d be getting more of the Same with rondo and on some Level PP