Kevin McHale may pass to Danny Ainge. It won't be the first time. Those two have played pass and shoot more often off court than on.
Kevin McHale, coach of the Houston Rockets, may again ride to the rescue of the Boston Celtics. He seems to like coming back to Boston on a white steed, sending reinforcements to his old team where his player number hangs loftily from the rafters.
Danny has put two lanterns in Old North Church's steeple, and Kevin sees them. Hiyo, Silver, help is coming!
Part of the original Big Three in Boston, Kevin McHale was single-handedly responsible for the creation of the second coming of the Big Three. It was on his watch with the Minnesota Timberwolves that the Celtics got their catcher mitts on Kevin Garnett.
Now, Danny Ainge, long-time teammate of McHale, and perhaps his closest friend on the planet, may be burning up the telephone wires (or even the cell phone waves) with hot-stove discussions on Courtney Lee.
The Celtics have been seduced and now abandoned by Ray Allen who has left them without a titular spokesperson for local diabetes charities.
Now the Celtics need someone who appears to be willing and able to fulfill a role as tall three-point spokesman.
If the Celtics want Lee under the rules of sign and trade, they had better put together a package that will appeal to McHale
Danny Ainge may be looking now at gift certificates to dinner, and a reserved seat at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston to offer McHale.
It won't take much, but whatever Danny has to offer it will transcend any other team's proposal.
Courtney Lee may as well pack his bags. Boston will be his new hometown. Danny and Kevin may have already shaken on it.