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Waiting game: news and rumors on Doc, Pierce, and Garnett

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Hard Truth: I didn't want to be part of rebuilding

Paul Pierce's quote continues with " Kevin didn’t want to be a part of rebuilding; Doc didn’t want to be part of rebuilding." Those are sobering words to Celtics fans, but after weeks of speculation, at least this sounds like the truth.

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A homecoming of sorts

October 23rd. Mark that day in your calendars and get the Kleenex ready. It's a pre-season game, but that could be the first time we could see Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (and Jason Terry) as Nets. It's the 6th game of the seven-game preseason schedule for Brooklyn, so odds are, #34 and #5 won't suit up. They'll probably save Gino and the tribute video until Christmas perhaps.

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New Celtics sleeptalk through press conference

The press conference felt like the waiting room at the dentist. You know you have to do it and you just hope that it's as painless and quick as possible.

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Humphries & Wallace are on the block

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry will be introduced in Brooklyn on Thursday. Owner Mikail Prokhorov said that "the basketball gods smiled on the Nets" with the addition of their new vet talent. In Boston, the story is a little different and it could still be changing.

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Trade official

This officially marks the end of an era. Thanks, fellas.

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Rumor: KG/PP to BKN deal possibly expanding

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Boston Celtics could trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of a #WojBomb.

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Nets call Celtics about Kevin Garnett

The Nets have been interested in Garnett in the past but now he may be more available than he has in the past.

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NBA will likely block a Kevin Garnett trade to LA

With Doc headed to L.A., the Celtics and Clippers cannot exchange players this year without the league getting in the way.

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Interest around the league in Paul Pierce

Ainge has till the end of the month to figure this out.

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Rumor: Paul Pierce to Cavs for 2nd rounders #31+33

With the season over and the league a week away from the draft, expect more scenarios like this.

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How a megadeal might work with Clippers

I was told there would be no math.

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Blakely on Doc: wary of "full-blown rebuilding"

CSNNE's Blakely is reporting that Doc Rivers "uncertainty" stems from "the type of team" Danny assembles this summer.

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We're WAITING (Doc, Danny, KG, etc.)

You go ahead. -- No you first, I insist. -- Please, after you.

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Celtics owners give interview, don't say much

Read between the lines all you like, but they were being very careful not to reveal too much.

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NBA salary cap and tax threshold released

I was told there would be no math.

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A quick case for keeping Paul Pierce

The short version: The guy can still play.

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MacMullan hearing that KG is coming back

As reported on CNNSE and passed along on twitter by @MrTripleDouble10

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For Kevin Garnett, health is the biggest factor

This isn't exactly breaking news, but rather a small kernel of information to chew on.

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Follow the money: why a release is even an option

I hate when money gets in the way of sports, but this is nothing new.

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Quasi-rumor: C's "likely" to buy out Pierce

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Wyc: "I don't know what will happen"

See, Wyc is just like you and me. Except that he actually owns the Celtics and has millions and millions of dollars.

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Kevin Garnett will not have surgery

He will look to get rest on it this offseason.

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Ainge elaborates on comments

Steve Bulpett has some longer quotes from Ainge about Pierce and Garnett. Here's a sample but check out the whole article.

‘Big’ decisions await Celtics | Boston Herald

"I think that I have to base my decision on basketball things only," Ainge said. "Listen, I love those guys and I owe a lot to them. They know that, and we know that. And I think there’s a chance that they come back together, but I have to base our decisions on basketball and what’s best for us and the continuity of our franchise."

And Ainge would like to have a better idea of what that is so he has more answers when he chats with Garnett. "Look," he said, "we’re moving forward no matter what. Right now we’re preparing for the draft, and then we’ll prepare for free agency. But somewhere along the time, I will have a conversation with Kevin. I don’t know when that will happen. But I want Kevin to take some time and think about it. I’m not making any decisions over the next week, so at some point we’ll have that conversation. "But we know we have to find ways to get better, and that’s the same whether Paul and KG are here or not."

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Ainge in no hurry to call Kevin Garnett

"Billy, Billy don't you lose my number." - Phil Collins

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Will Ainge party like it's 2003?

For a clue of what is ahead, it helps to look back.

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What Pierce's contract could net in return

Paul Pierce can still play. There's never been a question about that, but at this point of his career and the luxury tax of the new CBA looming, what his contract is worth off the court might be worth more than he is in the box score.

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Dickerson: Pierce doesn't think he's coming back

Take it for what it is worth, but this is two members of the media now saying the same thing.

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A closer look at the "Run It Back" option

The road already traveled is the easiest one to take. But is it the best one?

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Ainge expects KG & Doc back next season

On his weekly call with WEEI, Danny Ainge gave us a glimpse of what the off-season might look like, but cautioned fans that the team is far away from a championship run.

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Into the Mind of Danny Ainge : The Post-Big 3 Era

It's worth considering what the post-Big 3 plan could look like if Danny Ainge chooses to get rid of Pierce and KG. Here, we look at how Ainge would maximize his cap space in order to make the proper moves for the direction of the franchise.

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Back to the future: the Celtics' eight-year window

Put away the Kleenex, people. This isn't over.

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