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“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.”
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 Olynyk | Remembering Reggie: One of a kind 1991-92 stat line