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A plea to Danny Ainge upon the death of Tremont Waters' father

It has been confirmed by Connecticut authorities that the father of the Celtics Tremont Waters died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Ed Waters was only 49 years old, and his death, and the manner in which it occurred, will be with his family forever.



Several months ago, a very close friend of mine died in a similar manner, and my thoughts of his last hours, minutes and seconds won't leave me - his phone call to police describing his intentions (suicide by gunshot), destination and the note he left behind. Tremont and his family will long feel the pain that was transferred to them from Ed Waters upon his death.


My mentor and former colleague, CelticsWire's Justin Quinn, presented a great idea, one that became more logical after this terrible incident. With the signing of Carsen Edwards, Danny Ainge needs to find a way to retain both Tremont and The Jolly Green Giant, Tacko Fall. If Green Giant doesn't pounce on this, they will regret it.


The idea of moving Waters to a standard NBA deal, while rendering his 2-way slot to Tacko, is a reasonable basketball decision - and terrific from-the-heart gesture by Danny Ainge. Tremont (can we call him Tre) needs to remain with the other three Celts draftees. He is skilled, with a high basketball IQ - and he is clever with the ball. Fall could use some seasoning in the G-League, while getting a taste of NBA compeition when he comes to Boston.

And I am not joking about the Tacko-Green Giant idea. As my readers know well, I got into trouble in my last Celtics writing venue joining in with my readers in a good laugh. Come on, Danny. Ease the pain this nice young man and his family are feeling. Tremont may never be a star, but he has a place on that Celtics bench. Great idea, Justin.

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  1. 8:30 AM NE time is reasonable; 5:30 AM Pacific time less so although doable if remembered.
    It's not as if I get up at 5:30 AM and say, hmmm, is there something interesting or important to watch on TV round about now that I might have forgotten?

    Mitchell was in Tatum's rookie class, chosen 10 picks after Tatum was taken at #3. Even though Tatum is playing well despite his shooting percentage being low, it looks like Mitchell should make the NBA All Star team before Tatum does.

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