Doc and Michael Finley went to the same high school in Chicago, Proviso East. Now, Doc wouldn’t mind seeing the Proviso product wear Celtics green. (Boston Herald)
“It’s another Proviso kid, they’re all good,” Rivers said after this morning’s shootaround, admitting that the Celtics could still use another shooter.
“Every team has some holes, and shooting is something we can’t have enough of,” he said. “You look at some of these other teams, their shooting was ridiculous. We’re looking around. I don’t know if I can even say anything about Michael.
I don’t think a veteran ever hurts. It always helps if it’s the right one.”
I’m starting to talk myself into Finley for three reasons:
1) The Celtics desperately need another wing. Tony Allen is starting to revert back to his normal self, and the C’s could use a steady hand with a nice shot. 2) There’s nobody else to pick up. Doc isn’t going to ever play a D-Leaguer minutes, which leaves NBA free agents, and the pickings are mighty slim. 3) Why not? What’s the risk of adding another playoff-tested veteran for minimum cost?
Still, he’s old. Almost Jeanne Calment old.
(h/t Red’s Army)