Found May 20, 2013 on Celtics Life:
It's the trade rumor that just won't die. The Celtics shipping their captain, Paul Pierce home to LA to play for his boyhood team in the Lakers, and in exchange picking up the immensely skilled Pau Gasol. We heard it last summer from ESPN's Ric Bucher, who wondered aloud whether both teams would be improve in the swap. We heard it at the deadline this year as well, only in this rumor (from ESPN's Marc Stein) it was a three-way deal with Memphis that would have sent Gasol to Boston, Pierce to Memphis, and Rudy Gay to LA. In both cases, the deals never got done, with Pierce and Gasol staying put on their respective coasts. However, with both teams coming off disappointing seasons, don't be surprised to hear the rumor mill start to churn again. Bob Finnan, who covers the NBA as a Cavs beat writer, had this to say about the Gasol situation over the weekend. The Lakers' cap situation is atrocious. Don't be shocked if they trade forward/center Pau Gasol...

Report Card: Paul Pierce

With the season over and the draft still more than a month away, we're taking a look back and assessing the season that was. That's right - it's report card time! Over the next week, we'll be revealing a few players each day. This is the second installment in the series. Paul Pierce 2012-13 averages: 18.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.8 apg, 33.4 mpg, 43.6 FG%, 38.0 3PT% As he...

Kevin Garnett Gets Good News Before His 37th Birthday; No Ankle Surgery Required

 Today, Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett celebrates his 37th birthday. A couple of days ago, he may have received an early birthday present in the form of good news from the Celtics medical staff.  Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald tweeted this on Friday with reference to the rumor that Garnett would require ankle surgery this off-season: Kevin Garnett will not need surgery...

What do we do with… Jordan Crawford?

The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together.  We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them.  We continue today with Jordan Crawford. Leandro Barbosa’s injury was the tipping point for the Celtics this season.  After Rajon Rondo...

Terrence Williams Update

A Million Stories Not One Thats TRUE.....Thanks To Those That Continue To Support Through Devil Testing Times...Those Thats Negative..THANKS — Terrence Williams (@TheRealTWill) May 21, 2013 Terrence Williams tweeted the above after his arrest on Monday after being accused of pulling a gun on the mother of his 10 year old son. Williams appeared in court yesterday and was released...

Kobe Bryant denies retirement rumors

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said he was planning a major announcement on his Facebook page this weekend, but it was not about retirement as many thought it might be. Bryant wrote Saturday on his Facebook page that, “You won’t want to miss the 

Terrence Williams Arrested For Threatening Mother Of Child, Brandishing Gun

Terrence Williams was arrested on Sunday in Kent, Washington after making alleged threats to the mother of his child while also brandishing a gun, according to police. At about 1:55 p.m., police were called to the home of the victim, who has a 10-year-old son with Williams, who was there for a scheduled visitation. An argument broke out in the parking lot and Williams allegedly took...

Dwight Howard Reportedly Voiced Frustrations With Mike D’Antoni To Lakers GM

Dwight Howard reportedly voiced his frustrations with Mike D’Antoni to Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak during his exit interview after the Lakers first round playoff exit. Howard becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. According to ESPN Los Angeles: According to sources with knowledge of the situation, part of the discussion between Howard and Kupchak centered around Howard’s frustration...

Kobe Bryant Says He Isn’t Retiring, Thinking About Writing a Book

Kobe Bryant said he had a big announcement last night and unstable Lakers fans thought he might be announcing his retirement. Instead he announcement that he is going to fight homelessness, which is a great cause by the way. Kobe says he isn’t retiring yet and he is considering writing a book.  This is in response to Phil Jackson talking about Kobe is his book. Really?? Me....

Celtics' Terrence Williams arrested

Kent police say Boston Celtics basketball player Terrence Williams was arrested Sunday and accused of brandishing a gun at the mother of his 10-year-old son during a visitation exchange.

Top 10 reasons why Dwight Howard might leave the Lakers

What, Me Leave? 10) It's just team #2 in his league-wide quest to become the most hated NBA player ever9) Team might not go along with his need to collect the fresh coaching scalp of Mike D'Antoni8) Doesn't want to be with a team that has a rich history of big men who actually succeed in the playoffs7) Wants to become the first big man in NBA history to publicly ***...

Kobe Bryant refutes retirement rumor started by phony Twitter account

We have heard of athletes hitting up Twitter to refute phony reports, but how many athletes respond via Twitter to refute fake reports started by phony Twitter accounts? Kobe Bryant is one of those guys. Why? Probably because he relishes the opportunity to put his doubters in place, even if his doubters are make believe. The whole thing started on Sunday night when a fake Twitter...

Report: Dwight Howard interested in joining Rockets

Daryl Morey's master plan may be coming together after all. According to a CBS report, free agent center Dwight Howard is no lock to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and is most intrigued by playing in Houston, where All-Star guard James Harden led the league's youngest team to the playoffs, where it was eliminated in six games by the Oklahoma City Thunder. "With...

Report: Dwight Howard Intrigued by Rockets, Mavericks

We all learned from the saga in Orlando, that when Dwight Howard has a major decision to make things can be dragged out as long as possible. Dwight isn’t even an official free agent until July 1st, but we have our first update in what might become to be known as ‘Dwightmare 2.’ The speculation [...]

Memories of the Boston Celtics Big Three Era

  I’m not a big believer in “eras”; at least not as clearly demarcated periods in a franchise’s history.  I’m even less fond of talk about “windows closing” on a team. Reality is a lot messier than that. Each season is unique; even for teams with little or no roster turnover.  Rosters change.  Individual players change.  Roles change.  Rotations change.  The...
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