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.
1. Bill Walker is adjusting well to life as a New York Knick. (CSNNE)
Since the trade, the 6-foot-6 small forward has averaged 10.6 points per game – more than any of the players involved in the deal.
Of course, Walker’s numbers are a bit skewed because of New York’s style of play and the fact that, unlike the Celtics, the Knicks have no visions of winning an NBA title this season.
After Boston’s 110-106 win over the Knicks on Feb. 23, Walker talked about how his game is more suited for Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni’s system.
“I agree,” an NBA scout said recently. “Being in Boston gave him a nice foundation of how to play at this level. But he needs to be on a team that gets up and down, like the Knicks. I don’t know if Boston will regret trading him, but he’s definitely proving to anyone who had any doubts, that he can be a good NBA player.”
A lot of people will see this as another sign that the Celtics should have kept Walker. But he was never going to play in Boston, whether people want to admit it or not. Plus, his stats are inflated for the two reasons A. Sherrod Blakely points out.
2. Things might be even worse had the Celtics overpaid James Posey. (HoopsWorld)
Posey, who remains strong defensively where he really makes his money, is shooting .353 from the field, and.314 from the three-point line.
Both are among his worst totals in the previous five years.
3. Rajon Rondo doesn’t just get a lot of assists: He gets the right kind of assists. (Celtics Hub)
4. An in-depth look at a stat Doc Rivers coined the other day, the screen-assist. (Red’s Army)
5. Marquis Daniels is much better when his dreads are flopping all over the place. (CelticsBlog)