“This will always be my home away from home, first place I’ve been; gave me a chance when nobody else did,” added Jefferson. “If that (returning to Boston) ever happened, I’d love to do that again. But right now, it’s all about taking care of business and finishing the season off right.” – Al Jefferson
Al Jeff wants to return to Beantown. The fact that such is nearly impossible shouldn’t matter, should it? Of course it does. The Celtics have no cap room and few tradeable assets. Unless the Utah Jazz want to bring aboard Paul Pierce, there really isn’t any contract on the C’s to match Jefferson’s expiring.
So, we’re unlikely to see Al Jeff back. But it is nice to know that top free agents want to play in Boston. The Celtics are going to be hindered from making any major runs on free agents this summer, but when Garnett retires in two seasons and Pierce retires, as well, the Celtics can explore what should be a good free agent crop as the major rookies now come off their rookie contracts and become free agents.