While NBA free agency is a living and breathing organism that is constantly changing and evolving, current knowledge points to Danny Ainge sensing something in the Eastern Conference.
He is making a clear push to "bring the band back together for one last run." Where have we heard that before? Last year? Two years ago? For a man who has made public how unsentimental he is about these things, he appears to be clinging to an old hope.
Kevin Garnett will be back, signing a three-year, $34 million deal to kick off the free-agency period. Even after appearing to agree to terms with Jason Terry, the Celtics are making plays to bring back Ray Allen. Brandon Bass and even Jeff Green are high on Boston's priority list as well.
There are numerous reasons as to why Ainge and the Celtics are making these moves. Some of them may contradict the others, but they all wind up at the same conclusion: He sees an opening in the East and he is going for it at an all-out sprint.