Patrick also had Kevin Garnett on, and that led to some interesting comments about his future. KG enters the last season of his contract.
Garnett said on the broadcast he has had no talks with the Celtics about a contract extension.
Part of that is the lockout, obviously. There would have been some kind of communication this summer if David Stern hadn’t essentially put duct tape over Danny Ainge’s mouth with his lockout fines.
But it begs the big question for the Celtics — when is it time to move on from the “Big Three” and makes this Rajon Rondo’s team?
This is the last year in the deals for KG and Ray Allen, Paul Pierce has two more seasons beyond this one (whenever it starts), however he can be bought out of that second season. KG was still a very effective player who gave Boston nearly 15 points and 9 boards a game. Ray Allen’s shot will have perfect form for all of eternity. But how fast will their game drop off (KG will be 35 next season)?
Part of what the Celtics decide will be based on how the team looks post-lockout this season, and part on what they can do under the yet-to-be-set new salary rules. It is hard to let go, but it is usually better to make that move too early rather than too late.
Kevin Love drips snot all over his face, maybe into his mouth (video)
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is missing the New York Knicks’ game against Cleveland because of lower back pain.
Rose left the Knicks’ victory over Miami on Tuesday in the third quarter with back spasms. Coach Jeff Hornacek says Rose still felt sore on Wednesday when he came in and met with team doctors, so they sent him for an MRI exam to make sure there was no structural damage.
Rose is averaging 16.7 points and this is the first game he’s missed this season.
Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins have just been SUED over the nightclub brawl at Avenue in NYC this week … with the alleged victims claiming they were brutalized by the NBA stars.
According to the lawsuit filed in NYC, Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell claim they were innocently hanging out when Barnes approached Jasmine and began to choke her.
In the suit, Powell says he saw the attack and tried to intervene but that’s when Cousins stepped in and punched him in the face.
At that point, Barnes allegedly released Jasmine’s neck and elbowed her in the face — knocking her unconscious. Myrone claims he was taken to the ground and Barnes and Cousins proceeded to kick and punch him in the head and body.
A rep for the alleged victims calls the incident a “vicious and unprovoked attack” And says Cousins’ initial blow was a “blindside punch.”
The rep also says the two were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where they were treated for “serious injuries.”
It’s important to remember there’s no burden of proof for filing a lawsuit. This is not an indication of Barnes’ and Cousins’ liability or guilt. As of last update, police are still investigating, and Barnes’ attorney has said his client was cooperating.