The Miami Heat finished Wednesday's game with a 16-0 run, and with that, finished off the Boston Celtics season by handing them a 97-87 loss. Miami moves on to the Eastern Conference Finals by winning the best-of-seven series over Boston, 4-1.
Steve Bulpett believes Danny Ainge needs to have a great draft, and sign great free agents this offseason in order for the Celtics to compete for a championship next year after making no trades.
After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.
Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks.
“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”
The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.
George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.