|Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM|
“Danny made it very obvious since day one since he brought Ray and myself here to be aligned with Paul that he was going to do whatever is best for this organization and he’s always made that apparent and I’ve understood that. I bleed green, I die green, that’s what it is. It is a business, and when that crosses the path, I”ll deal with it. But trades are a part of this league. Every year you’re gonna hear certain things, if I were y’all I wouldn’t read too much into it.”
The Celtics will not part with KG, and that trade clause is prof of that. KG doesn't want to retire anywhere else. I'm sure if he had his way. He would have been a Celtics his entire career.
The Celtics will face a new look Raptors team that's right at the door for the 8th spot along with the Celtics who vacate the spot.
Boston hasn't seen Toronto since a 107-89 victory late in November, and head coach Doc Rivers said the Raptors are an improved team in the wake of their recent trade.
"Well they're better," Rivers said. "They've added a great scorer to a team that could already score, even though they hadn't been scoring much this year. And (Kyle) Lowry, now full-time, they're running a lot more. So, they're really pushing the pace. And that may be because they haven't had a lot of practice, so they don't have anything to run. But now that they have, they're going to be a much better team."
The Raptors are 1-1 since Gay entered the lineup, but did post a commanding 98-73 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in his debut.
"I've watched a couple highlights with (Gay) and (DeMar) DeRozan and they seem pretty explosive," said Paul Pierce. "I've seen them put up some numbers... So when you add a talent like Rudy Gay to go along with DeRozan and a by Browse to Save">healthy Kyle Lowry, and they have some very good young prospects, they could be dangerous."
Check out the practice videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.