Paul Pierce remains doubtful for Sunday’s season opener against the Knicks, leaving Sasha Pavlovic as Boston’s likely starter. (ESPN Boston)
That sound you hear off in the distance? No, it’s not 29 NBA teams laughing at Boston’s expense. It’s Danny Ainge begging Mickael Pietrus to sign with Boston.
“You don’t think we need you enough, Mickael? WE’RE STARTING SASHA PAVLOVIC ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AGAINST CARMELO ANTHONY!!”
“But I never said you guys didn’t need me.”
“AND OUR BACKUP SHOOTING GUARD ROTATION CONSISTS OF A ROOKIE SECOND-ROUNDER AND A SECOND-YEAR PLAYER WHO SPENT A WEEK IN THE SUMMER WITH DOC RIVERS BECAUSE HE WAS SO DISPLEASED BY THE WAY LAST SEASON WENT!!”
“Mr. Ainge, I get it. Didn’t you hear I’m leaning toward choosing you guys if nobody’s dumb enough to pick me up off waivers??
“AND DID I SAY WE’RE PROBABLY STARTING SASH— oh, that’s great news. Terrific, Mickael. I hope you choose us.”