Once in a while, someone else’s article catches my eye. Sometimes, it’s because the article is so spot-on I wish I’d written it myself. Other times, it’s because the article enlightens me with something I never knew. Still other times, it’s because I disagree with whatever’s written. No matter what the reason, I dish it off to another writer to make his/her point. You know, throwing some dimes.
Long one of the best Celtics writers around, Scott Souza has now taken his work into the Celtics blogosphere, where he will contribute a column to Celtics Stuff Live. I would describe his first column, about Tony Allen’s last chance to make it in Boston, but I wouldn’t do it justice. With that said, I’ll just let you read a short excerpt of it:
There is no denying Allen is an NBA talent. But the league’s fringes are littered with players who have the skills, but were never able to put them together in a way to justify real value. Allen came close, oh so close, during the nadir of Boston’s 2006-07 flop when Paul Pierce, Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West were all hurt, Rajon Rondo had yet to emerge, and Allen was a 20-point-a-game scorer for a month.
Then came a torn ACL on a meaningless dunk attempt after the whistle, and a series of setbacks that have come to define Allen as a person and a player. For a few minutes – the second quarter Thursday night, for instance – he looks like a legitimate piece of a championship puzzle. Then almost as quickly – the end of the third quarter Thursday night, for instance – he is a glaring square peg firing up wild shots and tossing away passes around a round hole in the rotation.
I couldn’t have said it better myself: “A glaring square peg firing up wild shots and tossing away passes around a round hole in the rotation.”
So congratulations to Celtics Stuff Live for the newest addition to their crew, and to Souza for extending his influence and joining the Celtics blogosphere.