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No McDyess for Celtics

It has been a question asked of Doc Rivers [1] for weeks, are the Celtics interested in Antonio McDyess [2]?

Rivers no longer has to avoid addressing free agency — McDyess chose to return to the Detroit Pistons [3].

On Sunday night McDyess chose his former team over 18 other organizations, including the Boston Celtics [4]. Marc Spears of the Boston Globe reported Celtics President Danny Ainge had made phone calls to both McDyess and his agent, Andy Miller. Miller also represents Kevin Garnett [5]. McDyess was traded to the Denver Nuggets [6] earlier this month as part of the Allen Iverson [7] deal but never had any interest in playing for the Western Conference team. He will be eligible to suit up for the Pistons on December 7.