If the trade deadline had your head spinning in circles, you aren’t the only one. I think I need five or six aspirin and a nice, long bath to soothe my brain and recollect all my thoughts after the dizzying “Did they?/Didn’t they?”, “Will they?/Won’t they?” of trade season.
But I don’t have time to rest. Boston plays Los Angeles tonight. Kobe Bryant may not play, but a Celtics-Lakers matchup is scintillating nonetheless. You may think beating a Kobe-less Lakers team is unsatisfying, or that it’s a given. But the fact of the matter, which was summed up by Doc Rivers so perfectly after the Sacramento game, remains that Boston just needs wins. It doesn’t matter who they’re playing, or how they get them — Boston just needs to piece together a few W’s.
If they do win tonight, it will likely be without the services of the world’s newest Celtic, Nate Robinson, who Marc Spears reports is likely to join the team in Portland tomorrow night.
I don’t have much else for you, I’m really wiped out from all this trade stuff. I hope I had you at Celtics-Lakers.
Before I go, there was a really great article today about Kevin Garnett. Wonderfully written and dead on, if pretty depressing.
Here’s an excerpt – Steve Aschburner, NBA.com:
To see Garnett at age 33, his right leg sheathed in a black support sleeve from kneecap to ankle, his gait noticeably slowed and flattened from what it had been only a couple years ago, is to see and feel with each stride most of the 40,861 minutes he already has logged in regular season games, along with 3,162 more in All-Star and postseason play. He isn’t exactly High Priest Imhotep out on the hardwood, dragging the leg Mummy-style, but if you isolate on the Boston Celtics’ 7-foot forward, you will see him hop every so often to keep up. Or slide. Or otherwise cut a corner or find an angle that gets him where he wants to be without the explosiveness he once took for granted.