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Your Morning Dump… Where KG and Paul are sad

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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.

“I know they were both disappointed that it had to end this way for them in Boston,” Terry said yesterday from Las Vegas. “I don’t want to put words in their mouths, but I know they both really wanted to see things through to the end in Boston. I don’t really know if they’re OK with all of this now, but they’re kind of saddened by it.”

“It will definitely be a strange sight, because we all know how proud Paul was of being a Celtic all of those years,” Terry said. “He was one of the few people in this league who was able to stick with one organization. Again, I’m not trying to put words in his mouth, but it has to be tough for him.”

And extremely conflicting.

Garnett agreed to waive his no-trade clause for two reasons — the chance to continue contending at an advanced age, and also because the trade was in the best interest of the Celtics.

“If (the Celtics) were selfish, they would have sent us as far west as possible,” Terry said. “But they didn’t. They did something that was great for us.”

Boston Herald – Pierce, KG start new era today

Oh man, today is the day we see Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett hold up those Nets jerseys and listen to them talk about chasing a championship in Brooklyn. 

Can they really sell it? Or will they look like Kris Humphries? I bet they play the mercenary role and do it very well.

One thing is for sure, I’ll be acting like this during the noon press conference.

My plan is to cheer on the Nets whenever they aren’t playing the Celtics. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez are all likeable players. My desire to see Pierce and Garnett go out as champions (and possibly dethrone LeBron) should supercede my biological disdain for all things New York.

In other news, the Celtics have reportedly signed point guard Phil Pressey to a multiyear contract. His signing brings the roster total to 74.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston – Can Kris Humphries bleed green? | CSNNE – Recovering Sullinger’s goal is to get better | Scalabrine: Stevens must hold players accountable | Scal’s scouting report on OlynykRemembering Reggie: One of a kind 1991-92 stat line

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  • Kahnstantine

    I laughed out loud at “74.” Well done. Nice to have some humor on Bizzaro Day.

    • adam

      me too, that was a great comment by the author.

    • Frank Aziza

      Me too. Lol

    • Curt Hays

      As did I.

    • KGino

      I took it as 74 million.

  • Robert

    Paul Pierce and KG = Class!
    Go get it boys! Show them that Championship heart wins out!

  • RedsLoveChild

    Today is not a day for grieving.

    The real grieving took place over the past 2-3 years…when Father Time transformed them from beng great players to merely average players, no longer capable of leading the Celts to the top.

    • Curt Hays

      You mean like that one time just one season ago they went to game 7 of the ECF with 7 guys on the team being injured?

      LoveChild, we all recognize your attempts to demonstrate your “objective” viewpoint here by saying things no one wants to hear. The problem (and the reason I get frustrated/annoyed) is that you mistake things we don’t want to hear for factual infomation. It’s like you get pleasure out of twisting the knife (even when you’re making crap up) while trying to thinly veil it with some feeling of relevance.

      It’d be great if you gave us your useful comments when they’re actually useful (because you do provide valuable insight and objectivity), and when you’re simply engaging in the maschistic arts, change the way you’re saying what you’re saying (if it’s actually true).
      I only ask this because it diminishes the value you add and prevents more of us from really considering what you have to add.

      • RedsLoveChild

        Thanks, but I prefer to say what`s on my mind….rather than asking myself beforehand, “Let`s see, what do people want to hear?”.

        And if you`re going to talk about the 2012 ECF…at least mention that Chris Bosh sat out the first 5 games of that series, and how the Derrick Rose injury allowed us to avoid playing Chicago in the previous series.

        • Curt Hays

          You’re not even going to pretend you remember all the injuries the Celtics had? “I’ll just focus on the negative so that people like Curt will continue to feed the trolls.”
          I’m done.

          • RedsLoveChild

            You always refer to yourself in the “third person”, Curt?

  • MrCuret

    I’ve always been a Celtics fan, but this yr I’ll be rooting for Pierce & KG too. I want to see them go out as champions… and take down Lebron & the Heat.

    • Raoul

      Lol I kinda have to watch what the Nets do this season. We’ve been wanting to see the likes of Joe Johnson and Brooke Lopez play with our Duo for so long. Even if this year’s banner isn’t our banner, I would still be very happy to watch the Nets take it all.

  • Raoul

    I wish there was something we could do collectively as fans to show our appreciation to those two. I’m sure they are going thru it right now and I wish I could just see them and the street somewhere and yell out CELTICS FOR LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE until I passed out, to show them I’m not playing lol. They truly are role models of a different breed. More than basketball, they are life coaches, indeed.

    You know guys, I do live only 10 mins from Pierce’s Calabasas home (pass by Calabasas everyday to and from work). If any of you wanted to collectively think of something big we could do… a banner, a card, anything, I would definitely be willing to that L.A. connect.

    • RedsLoveChild

      Great idea…you should have NO problem at all getting into PP`s gated community!!

      • Raoul

        Heavily secured community? Lol it’s very easy to get into those communities. In saying that, you really think the plan was to go to his house? Just walk up and say what’s up? GREAT IDEA!!!

        Down the hill from all homes in main-area Calabasas, there is a large plaza called the Commons. Every time you see TMZ recording someone in Calabasas, it’s there. It’s where the city’s banks, markets, restaurants, theatre, bars, etc are.

  • Vincent Mullings

    Haha liked the 74! Do you think after their contracts are up, they come back to Boston for 1 day contract to retire as a Celtic?

  • KGino

    Deron Williams is a likable player? He’s in my Top 5 least favorite NBA players along with Dwight, Lebron, Wade & Kobe

    • Curt Hays

      I agree. He got Jerry Sloan fired. He got Avery Johnson fired. He regrets both, but it isn’t like he learned anything. He’s a diva from Dallas, and we don’t even want him back in Dallas. Not. Likable.

      • KGino

        Exactly Curt. Another diva. How do you get the great Jerry Sloan fired?

        He is definitely top 10 in the league for complaining to the refs too. The biggest staple of his game is lowering his head/shoulder, bulling his way through the lane, then complaining to the refs if it doesn’t go his way

        • Curt Hays

          I can’t really point the finger at him for that move though. The league rules/culture have taught the players to be that way be rewarding them for it.

  • BleedGreen

    I may be in the minority here, but i dont like the Pressey signing. Yes we need a point guard backup, but after watching some of the summer league highlights (ex. Olynyk vid) i noticed many of his assists come from decisions made in the air. I think he forgot the simple passing lesson of “dont leave your feet unless you know were the ball is going”. In the NBA game that will correlate to a high turn over rate. He did the same thing at Missouri and his poor decision making was a major reason why he went undrafted.

    Also – good work on the “74″, and Deron Williams is by far the least likable player on that roster, coach killer extraordinaire.

  • Sarah

    lmao, 74

  • KGino

    Breaking up is hard to do… for them and for us

  • Curt Hays

    I generally agree with all of this…but Semih? Ya think he was key? :)

    • Raoul

      I absolutely think so