"Grizzly gossip from the trading frenzy revealed that among the first Wells deals proposed involved Boston and Paul Pierce. The teams couldn't agree on the complete package but don't rule out the Griz talking to Boston before training camp"
Trade rumors have swirled around Celtics point guard Marcus Banks throughout the summer. Danny Ainge dismisses such talk with a laugh, and Banks's agent agrees. ''I don't think that they're looking to move him," said Mike Higgins. ''I think they're looking to go into the season with Marcus and Delonte [West] and let them fight for the starting job."
One team the Magic will be watching closely this week is the Boston Celtics, who are expected to waive either Raef LaFrentz or Mark Blount under the league's amnesty provision. Orlando would be interested in either one. And when the Magic officially waive Christie this week, watch for several teams to give him a call.
Personally I don't believe the Amnesty rumor one bit, but I guess we'll find out for sure in about a week. The deadline is Aug. 15 for teams to make the cuts.