The Boston Herald has the quote from Danny Ainge
P.J. Brown gladly took part in a White House ceremony, but his message to the Celtics remains the same.
“P.J. is retired,” Ainge said. “Today was just an enjoyable day, and we should probably leave it at that. P.J. knows that we’d love to have him back, but right now he’s done.”
Well there goes the Celtics safety clause on Patrick O Bryant. Unless you don’t believe PJ that is … but I tend to believe him.
The Celtics still need that long defensive minded backup big man to help match up better against teams like Orlando, Cleveland and Phily out East and a few of the teams (Lakers) out West.
It’ll be interesting to see how they react to this news. My guess is that Danny Ainge will keep the roster, go into the season, and find out if O Bryant can play. Then make his next decision on whether or not it’s a priority to land that long big man defender.