I’ve got to admit, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when I heard the Celtics have had discussions with Larry Hughes (he is also in talks with the Lakers, Heat and Bobcats). After all, there is a website titled HeyLarryHughesPleaseStopTakingBadShots.com. That’s never the best sign.
Now, I’m trying to talk myself into him. He’s not THAT bad a defender, I’m trying to tell myself. He’s almost, kind of talented. He’s long, can play either shooting guard or small forward, and he’s probably better than Tony Gaffney.
Oh, who am I kidding. Hughes is garbage. He hasn’t shot higher than 40.2% in a season since 2005-2006, and in that season he shot 40.9%. He was pretty bad to begin with, and to make matters worse he’s now washed up. If the Celtics end up signing Hughes, I encourage one of you Townies to kidnap me. Otherwise I will find my way to Boston, hunt down Danny Ainge and spend the rest of my miserable existence in prison.