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Forward Gerald Wallace’s $10.1 million salary remains an albatross, but it will be an expiring deal next season. The Celtics might look to unload Wallace in a trade if they desire extra salary cap room to make a splash this summer. If not, he likely will spend another year essentially as a highly paid assistant coach and mentor to the younger players. Boston Globe

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Around Rondo, the energy is toxic. The Rockets' and Mavericks' interests intersect everywhere, including with the trade pursuit for Rondo in December. Rondo's agent never wanted Rondo in Houston, partly because it would've cost another client, Patrick Beverley, his job and payday to re-sign with the Rockets this summer. In the end, the Rockets kept bidding on Rondo to try to push the price higher for the Mavericks, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Yahoo! Sports

When Rondo realized his run with the Celtics was over this year, he planned to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. He expected a maximum contract. Once Dallas made the trade, he was open to re-signing with the Mavericks – only there are no max contract offers for Rondo on the market. Not in Dallas, nor Los Angeles. He's played his way out of that payday – not just this year, but since that terrible ACL injury two years ago. Yahoo! Sports

April 21, 2015 Updates

Riley and the Heat currently point to Miami native and 12-year Heat veteran Udonis Haslem as a symbol of their "Heat Lifer" campaign. But sources around the league know Riley has offered Haslem to any number of teams in trade talks in recent years. With the right deal, of course Riley probably would've done the right thing for the franchise and made the deal. He'd save the crying for later -- and quite possibly hire Haslem back after his playing days. ESPN.com

April 20, 2015 Updates
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“(Detroit) was frustrating. The NBA is nice, but I wasn’t playing basketball anymore. They didn’t give me the opportunity, but it’s part of this life and this business. Coming here is a new opportunity and a new life. “I don’t take it for granted (now). I’m not a player who knows he’s going to play 25 minutes a game. Maybe I will play two minutes, five minutes, maybe he won’t put me in the game again. I have to do my best.” Boston Herald

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