Doc Rivers announced yesterday that he will indeed return to the Celtics bench for the 2010-11 season. It’s the first big piece of the new season for the Celtics to fall into place, and with the NBA free agent period starting last night at midnight, more pieces may come together in the coming days.
Rivers wants another try with his Big 3 – Gary Washburn has the surprising news from the Celtics coach.
Celtics teeming with questions – Chris Forsberg tries to figure out just who Rivers might be coaching next season.
Celtics keep it together – Steve Bulpett says that things might look very familiar for the Celtics next fall.
Danny Ainge checklist begins with Paul Pierce – Mark Murphy looks at the options the Celtics might have on the free agent market.
No Pool Tops This NBA Free Agent Splash – Jeff Jacobs notes this is the biggest free agency period ever.
Bitter with the sweet – Michael Muldoon has Doc coming back, and lists out the all-time Celtics and where Paul Pierce fits on that list.
Same old Celtics? Not necessarily – Peter May wonders if Paul Pierce might sign with the Clippers.
Here are my top five (reasonable) free agents I’d like to see the Celtics target:
David Lee – The Celtics would likely have to lose or renounce Pierce in order to have a shot at him.
Udonis Haslem – I’ve always liked this guy and effort he puts in.
Brad Miller – I’m wary he might be nearly done, but if he can bring what a semblance of his former game for 20 minutes a night at cheap dollars, sign me up.
Mike Miller – Can’t have enough shooters, especially if Ray Allen leaves.
Travis Outlaw – I wish his rebounding numbers were better, but his athleticism would be nice to have.
I’d also love to have Ryan Gomes back here.
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox soldier on in pennant chase – Jon Couture has the Red Sox keeping things going despite the avalanche of injuries.
Will the Sox be able to spell relief? – Alex Speier looks at whether the Red Sox can solve their bullpen woes.
Lo Adrian: Beltre’s been great – Nick Cafardo with a piece on the Red Sox third baseman, who has crushed all expectations at the plate thus far.
He gets the call at home – Michael Vega has Jason Varitek settling right back into the starting catcher’s role.