This was in yesterday's Herald, but to me its a great sign of team unity (with the obvious exception of Gary). BostonHerald.com:
"Virtually everyone on the roster save for Mark Blount [news] has been in Waltham for workouts this week - Pierce included. Some, like Ricky Davis, have been on site for more than a month. They await their potential leader. "
As for the Payton news, the optimist in me wants to belive him when he says he had a couple drinks with dinner and just got caught in a minor traffic violation. Maybe he'll be even more motivated to get L.A. behind him. But I guess we'll have to keep waiting to find out.