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.
ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg writes about Doc Rivers slimming down in hopes of beating one of his players in a race:
The 48-year-old Rivers thought he had a chance to beat a couple of his guys, namely 35-year-old Rasheed Wallace, but after watching Wallace pull off a quick spin while driving for a baseline dunk over Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s victory at the TD Garden, Rivers isn’t so sure any more.
“[The spin move was] old school — wow, that was quick,” said Rivers. “It’s funny, we have a running joke. I race the guys once a year, and we’ve yet to do it this year because I’m in horrendous shape and I’m worried about pulling my Achilles or my hamstring, so we’re waiting. Rasheed was one of the guys I thought I could beat until I saw him run in practice about two weeks ago when we had a little thing. I’ve given up on him. So my target now is [Glen "Big Baby" Davis].
“He is quicker than you think he is, he showed it on that one.”
- Celtics Stuff Live’s Scott Souza has a very nice read about the C’s young players:
Only Giddens and Hudson got the nod last night. With Rondo, and perhaps Pierce, due back at tomorrow’s practice, it may be their last for a while. But all three know the deal as they sit on the fringes of a championship contender. All three know opportunities will be seldom – if at all – and that they will have to try to take advantage of every last one.
“We talk a lot with each other about being focused and staying ready,” said Hudson, who scored five points in 12 minutes. “Then you just go out and do the best you can. You can’t expect us to go out and have a Rondo night, or a Paul Pierce night, or a Kevin Garnett night, because we are not in the flow every night like they are.”
What Giddens and Hudson did turned out to be good enough. While both played nervous at times, and both had painful turnovers, both also contributed.
- Red’s Army has the story of Danny Ainge’s bout with the devil.
- The Orlando Pinstriped Post writes about Jameer Nelson’s lack of defense and the Orlando Magic’s inability to stop scoring guards. (Even White Chocolate has been better.)
- Celtics Hub hopes Rajon Rondo can become more of a scorer in order to combat the Magic’s shortcomings.