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’m not going to lie to you guys, almost every link out there has to do with yesterday’s…. events…. but I’m not addressing them here. I think we’ve all had enough in-depth analysis of that. If you are so inclined, skip to the links below and read all you’d like.
Me? I’m happy with those kids executing the most awesome pool alley oop I’ve ever seen (h/t Los That Sports Blog)
This was linked in yesterday’s dump, but in case you missed it in the midst of all the madness, here’s a closer look at Jared Sullinger’s rehab from back surgery.
“I knew from the get-go that this [surgery] was going to happen,” Sullinger told Comcast SportsNet in the middle of a workout this summer at the Celtics’ practice facility. “I was hurt, and I knew I was going to have surgery. If it wasn’t this following year it would be next following year. So I kind of expected it, I wasn’t disappointed. I knew it was coming around the corner.”
There’s your red flag. Even with the surgery, I think this worked out in Boston’s favor.
The rest of the links:
Sulia: Paul Pierce explains how he convinced KG on the trade | CSNNE: Blakely: Sense of closure, but some unfinished business for C’s | Remembering Reggie: ’92 playoff for the ages | KG ‘absolutely’ considered retiring before trade | Pierce: I would have made Nets trade too | Herald: Pierce relishes new NY rivalry | Sad to go, Kevin Garnett embraces move | Pierce sold KG on Nets | Globe: Pierce, Garnett officially end C’s tenure, start fresh with Nets | Pierce handles exit gracefully, adding to his greatness | KG talks about leaving Boston | Pierce reflects on becoming a Net | ESPN Boston: Gone but not forgotten | KG pondered retirement | Emotional Pierce ponders Boston return | WEEI: Pierce, Garnett, Terry meet media, talk about creating legacy in Brooklyn