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.
“What’s his strength as an NBA coach? It’s developing. It’s not coaching Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love. Those guys won’t listen to him, I think. But what he will be able to do with young draft picks is mold those guys, coach them up, get them to look better than they were and then you can trade Rondo,” said Ian Thomsen.
Your conviction is to trade Rondo?
Do you think they will?
“Yeah. When he becomes a free agent,” said Thomsen. “he’s talking about the [maximum contract], so he can’t back down off of that. That’s going to be $18-19 million. That’s Garnett money. Pierce only made that once.”
“Jordan Crawford had a better record as the point guard of the Celtics than Rondo. Part of it was because maybe Rondo isn’t such a good fit right now with this team. And part of it was because Rondo is coming off a knee [injury].”
My apologies for passing along such drivel, but sometimes it’s necessary to point out (and laugh at) the nonsense.
What the hell is happening to Ian Thomsen? He’s devolving from a respected national basketball writer into a Comcast comedian right before our very eyes.
According to his logic, the Celtics cannot sign any star veterans because Brad Stevens is unable to coach them. Hmm, I was under the impression that Stevens was widely praised (by writers and colleagues) for his first season on the job.
The Rondo trade talk is a legitimate (yet tired) argument if you don’t believe he’s worth the money. But to reference Jordan Crawford in the same discussion is [insert adjective here].
Comcast might be the only media outlet in the world still talking about the absurd Melo-to-Boston rumor.
On Page 2, TMZ caught Paul Pierce buying water (again)
“Just getting hydrated after a great workout this morning. Gotta get rehydrated.”
You’re already back to working out? The season just ended.
“It’s a long grind. It’s a long grind dawg … I only got 1 or 2 years left in me.”
I love Paul’s laugh at the start of the clip. He’s thinking… “I can’t believe these bastards found me here.”
This is the second time TMZ caught Pierce buying water at a grocery store.
For those wondering about KG, SI’s Chris Mannix believes he’ll return to the Nets next season.
The rest of the links:
Herald – Kevin Love in picky situation | ESPN Boston – Get Smart: An intriguing guard option | Banner 17 anniversary | Worcester T&G – Celtics workout Holy Cross Dave Dudzinski | CBS – Kyle Lowry, Heat have mutual interest