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."
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.