By Danny Picard
BOSTON — Let’s set the record straight. Brian Scalabrine can publicly backtrack all he wants. But he knows something.
In recent days, the former Celtic-turned-analyst threw out a trade rumor that got the attention of anyone and everyone who is tapped into the NBA. That rumor had Boston and Golden State discussing a deal which would send Klay Thompson to the Celtics in exchange for Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. The deal, according to Scalabrine, would also include Golden State having the “right-to-swap” its first-round pick for a Brooklyn pick that Boston owns.
Scalabrine randomly mentioned this to Frank Isola on SiriusXM NBA Radio. The conversation began when Scalabrine said, “I heard Klay Thompson might be available.” He added, “I heard that rumor going around, and it was specifically to a team that wears green.”
Ok. Stop it there. Does that sound like something Scalabrine was reading off the Internet? To me, it sounds like someone who has inside information. And seeing that Scalabrine has connections with both the Celtics and Warriors (he was part of Golden State’s coaching staff in 2013), it’s not crazy to believe he’s got the inside scoop on this one.