Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics aren't naive. They certainly will try until the end, but know that getting Kevin Love probably isn't in the cards.
The Celtics have made a number of offseason moves so far, but Jared Sullinger's growth and development will still be a major key to future success.
2yWhile this latest round of talks is easily the longest bargaining session thus far, the length of the meeting should not be a sign of how much, if any, progress has been made.
2yMembers of the NBA and NBA players union arrived in Manhattan to resume talks. More than canceled Christmas games are on the line.
2yThere was a time when the option of the NBAPA decertifying was a viable one, but not anymore -- for a couple of reasons. Tuesday's meeting with the mediator is an important one.
2yKevin Garnett went into the negotiating room and, reportedly, set the discussions back with his aggressive attitude.
2yCurrently at a standstill, the NBA and its players association have turned to mediator George H. Cohen to try to help the two sides come closer to an agreement on a new labor deal.
2yRajon Rondo says his focus is on improving his game and being ready to contribute for the Celtics, but he can't rule out possibly playing overseas if the lockout drags on.
2yJaVale McGee says some of the NBA players want to give in and end the lockout. The players refute the claim.