Robert Parish was a member of the Celtics' first Big Three. And he's wistful that the current Big Three's time in Boston appears to be over.
"If it is the end of the Big Three, that's going to be a sad commentary," the ex-Celtic great, who teamed with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale to anchor the great Boston teams of the 1980s, said of the possibility that Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen will no longer be together.
"They've done a great job of continuing the Celtic legacy in terms of winning tradition. And when that time does come with the Big Three is no longer together, I think everybody's going to be proud that they were able to witness what the Big Three was able to accomplish."
The NBA will have more of a Northeastern flavor this season.
The Huskies' star guard David Walker is joining the Miami Heat for the NBA's summer league in Orlando and Las Vegas, according to Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer.
Walker averaged 17.9 points and 4.0 assists per game as a senior at Northeastern.
Quincy Ford is heading to the Utah Jazz with a partially guaranteed three-year contract after averaging 16.4 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game as a senior. That deal was first reported by The Vertical's Shams Charania.
Brad Stevens on the crop of prospects the Boston Celtics selected in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Brad Stevens on the No. 3 overall pick, Jaylen Brown, who had two workouts with the Celtics prior to the draft.