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Friday morning one liners: Should Boston bring Garnett back?

Apr 13, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett reacts during their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers as the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan looks on in Los Angeles Reuters

Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Should the Boston Celtics offer Kevin Garnett a new contract after this season? Put Cedric Maxwell in the yes column.

Rajon Rondo has had double-digit assists in 19 straight games, which is an amazing stat. The league record is 29 by John Stockton.

• If you never saw the fantastic documentary “Sonicsgate” about how Seattle lost the Sonics, CNBC will be airing it.

• The Curious Case Of Greg Oden And Zig Ziegler. This is a fantastic bit of reporting and an interesting story by Ben Golliver at Blazers Edge.

Amare Stoudemire is reportedly targeting April 18 as his return date to the Knicks, 10 days before the start of the playoffs.

• Watch Andrew Bynum swear on live television in Los Angeles. This came right after he went and tried to steal the ball from Steve Blake, who was dribbling out the clock, so he could take a three pointer.

• Why Kevin Love‘s concussion is genuinely scary and not to be taken lightly by him or the franchise.

A Q&A with Goran Dragic, who has played fantastic ball and been the best Rocket player the past couple weeks. Oh, and coincidentally he is a free agent this summer… maybe that’s not a coincidence.

• Nene is back practicing and could return to the court for the Wizards next week.

Michael Beasley wants to return to the Timberwolves next season. I’m curious to see which GM is going to overpay Beasley based on potential this summer.

• Don’t be shocked if the Nuggets use their amnesty clause on Chris Andersen. The Birdman will fly free.

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman says Nikola Pekovic hasn’t “been the same player” since being diagnosed with bone spurs in his ankle. You think?

• In case you never saw the video: 60 seconds of pure JaVale McGee.

• The Rockets have inked Diamon Simpson for the remainder of the season.

  1. patsfiend - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Garnett, for all his crazy, is the heart of the defense for the Celtics, the emotional engine for the team, and nutty grandpappy to the young bigs. The problem is, he’s going to want big money, and Pierce and Rondo are the guys they need to keep. Hopefully he’ll be reasonable and find a way to retire a Celtic.

    • raidmagic - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      Only if he promises to stop that stupid chin thing

      • henryd3rd - Apr 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

        Come on Man! That’s his signature move.

  2. mempusa - Apr 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    From a Celtics fan, it’s time to go KG. you’re 100 years old

    • kjereld615 - Apr 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM

      If you’re a true Celtics fan and you’ve been watching the Celtics this season then you would realize that KG has been one of our best players and has been keeping us in games for the last few weeks. So he may be “100 years old” but he’s sure not playing like it.

  3. bozosforall - Apr 13, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Hilarious how selfish New England sports fans ALWAYS want their stars to take less money than they are worth. Those self same New England idiots would cry like the babies that they are if they were asked to take a comparable pay cut at their own jobs. Thereby proving that New Englanders are nothing more than greedy self centered jerks.

    • kjereld615 - Apr 13, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      Wow i must say I’m impressed really cause you just said “New England sports fans” meaning you must have met each and every one of us “New England sports fans” around the world correct? I mean if you haven’t then making such a bold and rude statement like “New Englanders are nothing more than greedy self centered jerks” to such a broad group of people would just be stupid. So it only leads me to believe that you’ve met us all. Bro there are some “New England sports fans” that are selfish but there are a lot more of us who really care for the game, our players and our team so try not to group us all in that one category okay. Oh and another thing here’s a saying you should practice, if you have nothing good to say then don’t say anything at all. Good Day to you bozosforall

      • bozosforall - Apr 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

        I’ll say whatever I wish here, kjereld. Especially since New Englanders have been bashing everyone else since the beginnings of this great country. When I see this no longer happening (or even more so, those of you who claim to be otherwise calling your fellow New Englanders out for the self same “bad” behavior), then I will refrain from doing it as well. So, your energies would be much better used fixing things in your own backyard instead of coming at me. Because I’m not listening until I see those on your side of the fence acting right. Good luck with your new task.

    • patsfiend - Apr 13, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      Yes, let’s overpay everyone and have a crappy team. That’s clearly a less selfish strategy. Your personal attacks are tiring and pathetic. Almost as pathetic as your front-running fan-boy slurping of the Lakers and the Yankees. So which hometown team did you bail on to root for front runners? The Knicks? The Dodgers?

      Keep up with the jealousy, loser, while we enjoy another awesome spring as fans of Boston sports, and look forward to your whining (waaaaaaa!!) as the Pats rack up another winning season in the Fall.

      • bozosforall - Apr 13, 2012 at 3:27 PM

        Hometown team? Who says that one has to have a “hometown”? I’ve lived all over the country and have picked up team loyalties at different times in my life. Key here, I chose the teams…instead of just listening to my mommy, like you New Englanders obviously did.

        And your little renaisssance of sports will soon come crashing down, at which point, all of you bandwagoners will go back to the same rocks that you were hiding under back in the 90s, when none of the New England teams were winning anything.

    • pgjimmy - Apr 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      Hey bozo keep refreshing waiting for the next Boston article so u can hate a little more. The difference between us fans in Boston and u are that u traveled the country and picked up the “best” teams to root for. You my friend are the biggest bandwagon fan of all, so go jump on another wagon of another historic team unrelated to boston and keep the hate coming and I’ll continue to root for the teams I’ve been loyal to from day 1. As I’ve said before u sir are a clown

      • bozosforall - Apr 16, 2012 at 11:16 AM

        I PICKED the teams that I liked…as opposed to you all just taking the teams that your mommies told you to root for. As far as “being loyal to teams since day one”, I haven’t changed any of my teams since day one, so GFY.

  4. bozosforall - Apr 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Jealousy, patsfiend? You mean that level of existence that Red Sox fans lived in from 1918-2003? Nearly a century of crying and whining about the big bad Yankees, despite the fact that Tom Yawkey was outspending them most years and still not winning anything?

    There are legions of New England sports fans who grew up crying in their beers about how the Yankees owned them. Generations that burned with jealousy over how New York OWNED their team. So if any one fan base burns with jealousy, it’s the New England fan base. Even now, with a modicum of recent success, you crybabies don’t know how to handle it. Your constant crying and whining about my returning a small portion of the medicine that you idiots dished out for so long, only shows how weak you all are. Thanks for confirming my assessment of you losers.

  5. loungefly74 - Apr 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    If KG’s salary doesn’t kill their cap…sure, bring him back…

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