Whenever I tried to pull a fast one on my Dad when I was a kid, my Dad would turn to me and say in his thick, Greek accent… “John… don’t bulls–t the bulls–tter.” And that taught me something: I had to become a bigger bulls–ter. I think we know how well that’s going. So I know when someone is lying to me. I knew that hooker wasn’t telling the truth last night (she was a man!)… and I know someone in lying to all of us today.
On the one hand, every reputable NBA reporter is reporting that the Celtics are somehow involved in a number of trade scenarios. Minnesota and Phoenix are always on the list. However, Danny Ainge (through Steve Bulpett) laughs at the notion… as if to tell us that all of these reports were simultaneously fabricated by every major basketball writer.
“We’ve had conversations about the pick, and we’ll continue to have conversations about the pick,” Ainge said. “But right now, we have to plan on using the pick, which has been the most likely scenario from the start.”
Right Danny. The Marion talks are nothing… and while Phoenix was working out top 5 talent… you’re suddenly working out guys today that are all projected to go in the 20’s… right where Phoenix is picking. Don’t bulls–t the bulls–ter.
As for the Pierce trade demands… they might not be that surprising to the Celtics. It’s possible this could blow over in a few weeks regardless of what the C’s do. Paul believed in this team enough to sign an extension last year… I can’t imagine his faith in his teammates would be shaken so much to demand a trade this year. I’m betting this is more posturing to put pressure on the team to do something. Here’s Peter May’s take.
I love it when Celts fans live in LA. It takes balls to live behind enemy lines. Regular reader Jarred reports to us that Paul Pierce and his buddy Baron Davis will be on the local ESPN Radio station tonight at 7 pm eastern. Follow that link to listen to the interview and see if he says anything interesting.
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