Five days later

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Five days later

Hard to believe it's only been five days since the Celtics were eliminated. Five days. Doesn't it feel like a lifetime ago?

It's like we went from 60 to zero in milliseconds. In the time it took LeBron's 30-footer to leave his finger tips and tear up the net, we went from the Finals to this whatever this is.

Sorry, but this what happens around this time every night of the NBA Finals, when everyone's going wild about the Heat and Thunder when it's the center of the sports world. And then I remember how close the Celtics were. How even though it maybe shouldn't be them, it definitely could've been. They were right there. I don't want to say they blew it but they kind of blew it.

OK, I'll stop now. I know we've all moved on. Or at least we're trying. But to be honest, it's hard to really turn the page when the team is in so much limbo. When, despite all the questions that surround the future, it might be weeks before we gain any clarity. Sure, we learned that Brandon Bass will opt out of his contract, but we knew that was coming. Sure, we learned that Greg Stiemsma wants to come back, but we knew that was coming. Sure, we nope. That's about it. And that will be it for a while, until Kevin Garnett finally makes a decision and the rest of the chips fall into place. How long before KG announces his intentions? Who knows, we'll have to find him first. I'm thinking of spending the next few weeks scoping out the beaches of Malibu, see if I can catch a glimpse.

In the meantime, I guess we'll just continue to wait, and hope that at least for tonight, Oklahoma City continues to make that wait a little more enjoyable.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

Update: Three-way Cavs, Nuggets, Pacers deal for George 'very unlikely'

Update: Three-way Cavs, Nuggets, Pacers deal for George 'very unlikely'

We knew back on the night of the draft that as the Cavaliers desperately looked for a way to pry Paul George out of Indiana, they started involving third teams in the talks (because Indy had no interest in Kevin Love for Paul George straight up, not should they). Phoenix was involved, but that fizzled. So did talks involving Denver.

But those latter ones didn’t die the night of the draft, according to reports that came out over the weekend. Denver, Cleveland, and Indiana were still talking about a three-team deal that would land Love in Denver and George in Cleveland. The challenge for Cleveland was finding the combination of young players and draft picks that Indiana wants in a deal — Indy is rumored to want a lottery pick (preferably high lottery) and a young player or players.

Now that Denver three-team is “very unlikely” to happen, according to Joe Varden of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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