Updates Part IIFrom Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald:
There have been some quiet denials, but one source close to the situation insists the deal for Kevin Garnett was all set before agent Andy Miller said his client didn’t want to go to Boston.
‘‘I don’t know why Danny (Ainge) didn’t just pull the trigger anyway,’’ the source= said. ‘‘There’s no way Kevin would opt out of that contract and leave $24 million on the table. No way.’’
There is also the belief among some in Minnesota that Celtics ownership got cold feet when the initial fan reaction toward dealing Al Jefferson was so negative.
From Brian Windhorst/ESPN:
Randy Foye, the darling of last year's Vegas Summer League, put up 28 points on just 17 shots and didn't take a free throw (there's some more efficiency for you) and Rudy Gay basically matched him with 26 points on 15 shots. Their futures are bright, which most NBA observers already know. But the guy who really made this game and others over the last week was Wolves second-year big man Craig Smith.
DraftExpress on the performance of McCants, Foye, Smith, and Brewer in Sunday's game against Phoenix.