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Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s are concerned about Chris Paul’s knee

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Slowly but surely, the talk of Chris Paul coming to Boston is beginning to die a slow death.

[…] One of the reasons that's giving the C's some reason to pause in their pursuit of Paul is his health; specifically, his surgically repaired left knee.

While he appears to have bounced back from the 2010 injury nicely, there is some concern that the injury could prove problematic in the future.

CSNNE: Celtics concerned about Paul's knee

I don't know if this is spin control or something more.  But it's starting to sound like these Chris Paul-to-Boston rumors are dying down. 

Personally, I'm fine with that. Its not like we've got Smush Parker running the team.  Rajon freakin' Rondo is just fine, thanks.  And there is a bit of a backlash now with the Rajon Rondo trade rumors.  

I get that too.  I love Rondo and what he tried to do in the playoffs was amazing.  Unfortunately, people fail to see this whole thing realistically.  If you have an opportunity to upgrade at a position, you try to do it.  Everyone involved needs to be, as Doc said yesterday, a grown up.  

Will Rondo be pissed about this?  Maybe.  And maybe that'll mean he sulks and proves to Danny that he should, indeed, be pursuing a trade or maybe he'll rise up and fill the gaps in his game and become untouchable.  Who knows what will happen.  

Related links:  Herald:  Rajon Rondo trade might work  |  Sheridan Hoops:  Talkin' bout Rondo, the Mavs & Team USA  |  ESPN Boston:  Ainge's wheels turning   |  NOLA.com: Hornets talked to Clippers & Knicks too

On Page 2: More  players getting interest from the C's

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A. Sherrod Blakely: "Multiple league sources co…" « Deck.ly via kwout

Stop right there.  Stop.  

This is why we should never sign Kwame Brown.  Move on from that.  I'll take Aaron Gray over him every day.  As for other Bigs, I'd take Landry over Hayes.  We might as well keep Glen Davis at that point.  I wonder if Landry will be in the Celtics' price range, though.

On the wings, Battier is a great veteran fit that can really help keep the C's bench together.  We've already talked about Mason.  And then there's Quisy. 

Until that freak injury last season, Marquis Daniels was having a pretty good year off the bench.  Surgery supposedly corrected the spinal cord problem that led to that injury, so he might be a good risk.  It might be an especiallly good risk if he's willing to take the veteran minimum to play a season and prove he's healthy. 

In a shortened preseason, and on a team that might need to rebuild its chemistry a bit, going after Marquis might be a pretty good idea. 

The rest of the links: 

CSNNE:  Short camp will prove tought for Rivers, Celtics  |  Herald:  Closing window won't change Ainge  |  Purdue dedicates banner to JaJuan Johnson  |  Globe: Rivers can't wait to start working  |