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July 9, 2014 Updates

The Celtics dearly treasure their 5-foot-8 point guard. "The Celtics love Phil Pressey," said the source. Boston Herald

July 8, 2014 Updates

The Celtics are essentially out of salary cap space, but they do have a $10.2 million trade exception from the Paul Pierce deal they have to use by Saturday. They also have potentially talented rookie James Young to offer in a deal. While Young was ruled out of summer league with a neck injury, there was speculation the Celtics are keeping him on ice in case of a potential deal. Boston Globe

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on draft night that picking Smart means nothing for Rondo, and he’s maintained that stance. Rondo takes a similar position on the matter. “I don’t think nothing of it,” he said, shrugging his shoulders. “I am who I am.” Boston Globe

But Rondo said he doesn’t believe he needs to hear any assurances from Ainge about his role on the Celtics. “No. That’s fine,” Rondo said, adding, “I don’t have too many feelings involved in this business. I’ve played my heart out for the game, but business is business. I can be here today, gone tomorrow. You never know. For me to get bent out of shape, or to feel threatened by the Celtics drafting a point guard, it means nothing.” Boston Globe

The club is still trying to land its most desired prize, Kevin Love, but according to two NBA sources, the Celts and Timberwolves have not spoken in more than a week. What was reported here before the draft when what little discussion there was between the teams broke down is still the case: the only way the talks get revived is if Minnesota changes its stance on what it will accept for Love, or if the Wolves believe the Celtics can get them the players they want in a separate deal. Beyond that, at least as of yesterday, all points connecting the two sides were moot. Boston Herald

What hasn’t changed is that the Celts are still looking for ways to swing a major trade that will get them back into the playoff picture sooner than their current track would suggest. (And, no, according to a source connected with the marketplace, they have not contacted free agent Lance Stephenson or his representative.) Boston Herald

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