Boston Herald“Obviously, I have to do what’s best financially for me and my family. But at the same time, to come back to this system where I think I fit in pretty well, that will play a factor, too,” Stiemsma said. “The fans in Boston have been unbelievable. To come back to play for Doc (Rivers), hopefully we can make that work out. Boston is definitely my No. 1 choice.”
I'd be very pleased to see Stiemsma back with the Celtics. If his feet can hold up he should be able to carve out a nice NBA career. I wouldn't be surprised to see another GM try and swoop in and sign Stiemsma while the Celtics are dealing with bigger name free agents (Essentially what Chris Wallace and the Grizzlies did with Tony Allen in the Summer of 2010). Danny Ainge will have his work cut out for him this Summer.
Stiemsma was very appreciative of the tutelage he received from Kevin Garnett as a rookie:
“I was a little bit intimidated when I first came in,” Stiemsma said. “I didn’t think the respect l...