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Your Morning Dump… Iverson wants to join the Celtics

IversoncsEvery morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 

“I have already spoken to Allen about that and many other opportunities, and of course he would be interested in anywhere in the NBA but Boston is particularly attractive to him,’’ (agent Gary) Moore said, “because of Danny Ainge, the organization, and one of the most respected coaches he knows in the business in Doc Rivers.

“He has the utmost respect for Doc Rivers and the current roster of players. Allen would relish the opportunity to play in that organization.’’

Moore said Iverson has regained his desire to play, resolved his personal problems, and will accept a bench role.

Globe  - A place on Celtics bench would sit well with Iverson

No, no, no, no, no and no.

Spare me the rhetoric about "desire to play." I'm betting Iverson wants back in, because he needs the money. And that's not a good reason to come to Boston. The Celtics need "team guys" who want to win a championship. Iverson has never been a team guy. Never. Ever.

Some will argue there's no harm in signing Iverson to a veteran minimum contract. If he acts up, waive him. Ok… but the Celtics need a dependable guard to back-up Rajon Rondo and/or Ray Allen. What if they break camp with Iverson in that slot and a month into the season, the Celtics are forced to cut him loose? Then what? 

Yes, I realize salary cap restrictions (pending a CBA) require the Cs to take a flyer on veteran guys. But not guys like Iverson. 

Their margin for error has never been smaller. Just say no to AI.

The rest of the links:

Yahoo! – Durant doesn't support offer | Sheridan Hoops – Lockout update: Misinformation rules | SI.com – Players to discuss offer on Monday