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Your Morning Dump… where this is a Nets-free zone

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.

This stuck out:

“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

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  • adam

    I love his positive attitude. Can’t wait for this season.

  • RedsLoveChild

    Of course, Sully was worth taking, especially at the 21st pick….who was left on the board that Ainge should`ve taken instead?

  • Tommy_Heinsohn

    I was upset to see the whole thing with PP & KG yesterday… but thinking about the young talent we have gets me excited for next season. JG, Sully, Olynyk, AB (who I’m still not convinced was 100% last season) throw Rondo in the mix and the future looks bright for Beantown.

    Not to mention the 9 1st round players we’ll be adding for the next 5 years!

    • LA Flake

      doubt we use all those picks. use them to move up unless we get one of the top picks.

      • Tommy_Heinsohn

        Yeah or use them to trade for a star, but either way they are extremely valuable for the C’s future.

  • NE_Celt

    I hope Sully is better then last year…and is with the Celtics a long time…kid has a great mentality and heart.

    And shout out to Bryan Doo for taking it to the face like a champ and still continuing with his thought process…I would of been swearing like a sailor if that had happened to me haha.

    • Tommy_Heinsohn

      Haha Doo was so nonchalant about getting hit in the face I didn’t even realize it happened until he said “that hurt”… had to rewind, he got smacked hard!

  • Chuck Moran

    Sully gotta keep pushin he’s super outta shape.

  • ibleedgreenincali

    When the hell is a company gonna market the I Hate Danny Ainge 44 shirts again? Think they would sell fast…..I know I would buy a couple.

  • CoachAJ

    He will come back with a tighter body, less body fat, better upper body strength, and improved quickness. All in all a blessing in disguise. Look how much more athletic Griffin was when he came back. JS is not a leaper, but his vertical should be improved. That is the difference between working out to prepare for the draft, and actually being with the team’s trainers to focusing on what that player actually needs to work on to be a better player. The non-glamorous part of being an athlete, I tell my players.

    • Tommy_Heinsohn

      I hope so… The season is still a few months away but Sully looked like a fatass in Orlando. He needs to hit the treadmill quick

    • Suarez

      Griffin is a poor comparison. He had knee surgery, this is Sullinger’s back. I’m just hoping he turns into a solid role player and that he doesn’t end up having chronic back problems.

      • CoachAJ

        I am not talking about the injury, I am talking about the circumstance. The time away from games to heal and build a better body. Time get some serious weight work.

  • omitasub

    I can’t wait for the first Sully vs KG match up.
    That would be a sight to see.

  • Robert

    Sully has said himself he is out of shape, which for him is saying a lot because he wasn’t in good shape when he was playing. The poster was completely right that he looked like a “fatass” in Orlando. If he can’t get in shape after back surgery, where the ONLY excercize you are allowed to do is swimming, elyptical, or stationary bike, (all weight shedding exercises) he will never be in great shape.