Celtics G Terrence Williams was arrested on Sunday after being accused of waving a handgun out of his car window at the mother of his 10-year-old son.
Williams' bail has been set at $25,000. He stepped into a sizable role for Boston during the playoffs this season, but his contract for 2013-14 is fully unguaranteed and this incident won't help his reputation around the league, which is already sullied enough that he spent the beginning of last season playing in China.
Doc Rivers will be watching Fab Melo "closely" during summer league.
"Fab has to be consistent, and it's Fab job to make an impression on Doc," Danny Ainge said. "Fab has really improved, and I think our guys have done a really good job with him." Melo is still very raw and faces an uphill climb to make any kind of real impact next season.
Avery Bradley will be held out of Summer League to get rest.
Jared Sullinger (knee surgery) will also sit out, which leaves Fab Melo and 2013 draft picks to headline the Celtics' squad in Orlando. It's not surprising to see Boston playing it safe with Bradley, as he had two shoulder surgeries last summer and played through rib and collarbone injuries in April.
Chris Wilcox said he'd like to re-sign with the Celtics this summer, but acknowledged that his future is uncertain.
"I had to come into training camp [last season] with really no workouts, just come in and start playing," said Wilcox, who returned from heart surgery. "This summer I can dedicate to working out and just strengthening my overall game." He played 14 minutes per game for Boston in 2012-13, and we doubt his role will expand regardless of which team he signs with.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that he doesn't see any "franchise changers" in the 2013 draft.
"I'm just hoping we can find a good player," said Ainge, who holds the No. 16 overall pick. "There will probably be a lot of discussion [about swapping picks], because this draft isn't as star-studded as some other drafts ... We won't draft for position. Our draft pick will reflect who we think is the best talent available." Ainge's quotes reek of veteran GM gamesmanship but in this case he's echoing the consensus, as the 2013 draft pool has been widely derided for a lack of elite talent.
Kevin Garnett is not expected to need surgery on his foot/ankle.
The Celtics' medical staff thinks Garnett's injury issues will subside with rest, which is the first of three big offseason question marks for KG. The second and third ones, of course, are whether Garnett, who turns 37 on Sunday, will return to play next season and if that will be for the Celtics. It's unlikely Garnett will remain with Boston if Paul Pierce heads elsewhere and Pierce's future with the Celtics appears very tenuous at this point.
Kevin Garnett is considering retirement, but there has been no decision made on his playing future.
Garnett, who turns 37 on Sunday, previously said that his decision to continue to play would be made on a year-to-year basis. It's likely that his playing future is tied to Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce, but we already know that Rivers is returning. Pierce's future is much less certain, and it's not clear if Garnett would return if Pierce moves on. "I don't think I have the answers that Kevin will want," Danny Ainge said. "I'm not ready to answer everything that he will want to know."