Daily Gossip, Tuesday 26/5/15

In the last year we’ve seen LeBron James move back to Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Garnett return to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Could there be room for another return?

Such as Paul Pierce to the Boston Celtics?

Recently, there was a slight rumour that Pierce might opt out of his current contract with the Washington Wizards and possibly head to the Los Angeles Clippers. Possibly.

Avery Bradley would love Pierce back in the Celtics uniform.

Via Celtics Blog:

I would love that (a Pierce return). To me, Paul is always going to be a Boston Celtic. The things that he’s been able to accomplish in his time here, it was just amazing. And I’m pretty sure all the Boston fans would love that, too.

JACK AND JOE ON THE BLOCK?

Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Jack and Joe Johnson might be on their way out of New York this summer.

Via ESPN:

It is widely assumed the Nets will explore the trade markets for both Joe Johnson (with his expiring $24.9 million deal) and Jarrett Jack (due $12.6 million over the next two seasons but only partially guaranteed in 2016-17) to try to get away from tax territory that way, instead of waiving and stretching Williams. Neither of those ideas is as complicated as trying to trade D-Will himself, with $21 million next season and $22.3 million in 2016-17 owed to the 30-year-old, but you wouldn’t describe trading Johnson or Jack for purely financial motivations as easy, either. 

BARAC TO WORK OUT FOR THE PACERS?

According to Real GM, Cedevita’s Stanko Barac is due to work out with the Indiana Pacers during the off-season.

Via Real GM:

The Indiana Pacers will bring unsigned draft acquisition Stanko Barac to Indianapolis for mini-camp workouts in June, league sources told RealGM.

Barac, a 7-foot-2 center out of Croatia, turned his attention this year toward making the leap into the NBA. He signed a deal with Cedevita in the Euroleague midway through the season, gradually improving his play.

Barac went to the Miami Heat with the 39th overall pick in 2007 and was traded to the Pacers on draft night.

Indiana will use the mini-camp to decide their future with Barac and whether to sign him, or potentially include him as part of a move, sources said. Barac will travel to Indianapolis for mini-camp workouts from June 13 to June 18.

Barac, 28, had a 27-point (nine of 10 shooting) and seven-rebound performance last week against Zagrab, and is averaging 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the season.

Barac has played professionally for Baskonia, Valencia, Efes and Cedevita.

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