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May 20, 2015 Updates

The Boston Celtics were close to signing JaVale McGee back in March when the Philadelphia 76ers released him and thus made him a free agent. Could a second go-around be the charm? Despite the failed efforts by both sides to hammer out a deal earlier, the door hasn’t been totally slammed shut on the two coming together once again and seal a deal this time. The sticking point previously was the Celtics’ desire to have a team option following the 2015-2016 season while McGee’s camp instead wanted a player option. CSNNE.com

May 19, 2015 Updates

Pierce, 37, was reinvigorated in these NBA playoffs, helping the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has a player option with the Wizards next season, but could opt out and become a free agent. “Paul’s an amazing guy and an even more amazing player,” Bradley said. “I would love for him to be a part of the Celtics again. I mean, I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I’m pretty sure every team in the NBA would love to have Paul Pierce on their team. I just wish the best for him.” Boston Globe

May 18, 2015 Updates

Pierce, 37, was reinvigorated in these NBA playoffs, helping the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has a player option with the Wizards next season, but could opt out and become a free agent. “Paul’s an amazing guy and an even more amazing player,” Bradley said. “I would love for him to be a part of the Celtics again. I mean, I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I’m pretty sure every team in the NBA would love to have Paul Pierce on their team. I just wish the best for him.” Boston Globe

Count Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley among those that wouldn't be opposed to seeing Paul Pierce finish his career in green. Bradley said Monday during an interview on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub that he'd very much embrace the chance to play alongside Pierce again if the opportunity presented itself. "I would love that," Bradley said. "To me, Paul is always going to be a Boston Celtic. The things that he's been able to accomplish in his time here, it was just amazing. And I’m pretty sure all the Boston fans would love that, too." ESPN.com

Glen Taylor: L.A. really wanted him. Well, I didn't know if I wanted him in the West. I thought I was getting better players. I thought L.A could not give me the players that Boston did. The Lakers offered a package built around multi-skilled forward Lamar Odom and 19-year-old center Andrew Bynum, a promising second-year player who would eventually become an All-Star. Odom had a history of flaky behavior, however, and Bynum was unproven. Bleacher Report

Paul Pierce: One time, he asked [Joakim] Noah if he could rub through his hair, like a female or something.…And I know that kind of made [Noah] hot. And this was when Noah was a rookie, too. I remember Noah looked up to KG. He was like, 'Man, KG, I had your poster on my wall, I looked up to you, man.' And then [Garnett] just said something like that, and was like 'F--- you, Noah.' I was like, 'Whoa.' This kid fresh out of college, looks up to KG, just said he had his poster on the wall, and he tells him that! It crushed him. It crushed Noah. Bleacher Report

May 17, 2015 Updates

“Usually teams do one or the other. You try to compete, and that involves getting rid of young players, maybe bringing in some more veteran players, trading draft picks for vets. Or you rebuild, and that means trading away veteran players, really only focusing on picks and young players. The challenge is to do both. I think the really good organizations can do it, but it’s tricky. I think when you’re with an organization like the Celtics or the Suns that have great history and tradition, it’s not really acceptable or certainly not desirable to bottom out. You don’t want to bottom out and hope for luck in the lottery. “I admire the way the Celtics have done it,” he said. “They’ve done a tremendous job. They’ve got all the future picks in the queue that are coming down the line. They have some good young players. Obviously they have excellent management and coaching. The fans will see over time how things will work out.” Boston Herald

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