It’s been awhile since I’ve thrown some dimes. For those of you who don’t know what this feature is, it’s not exactly rocket science: I simply link to some articles around the web and – bada bing, bada boom — you’re updated on all things Celtics.
- ESPN’s summer forecast continued today, asking whether the starting role should be Perk’s when he returns. For chemistry’s sake, it has to… right?
- Speaking of chemistry, Rich Levine describes the zany mix of characters in the Celtics’ locker room next season. He calls the 2010-2011 Celtics ”an unprecedented combination of personality, pride, skill and psychosis. A human experiment if you’ve ever see one.” Yeah, that sounds about right.
- Tom Ziller wonders how in the world the Celtics have such great chemistry: “Yet no one would say the Celtics have a locker room problem, or bad chemistry. In fact, good chemistry is the X-factor some observers credit when Boston plays over its head, as it did in its magical 2009-10 playoff run. How do they do it? How can so much — sorry for the insensitive word — crazy co-exist? Either queerness loves company, or Doc Rivers is a sorcerer of the highest order.” Team chemistry isn’t a mystery, folks. When you put five guys on a court who trust their coach and are willing to sacrifice anything for a W, that team will have chemistry. It doesn’t matter if those five guys are criminals, saints, or Von Wafers.
- J.R. Giddens has been invited to Kings training camp. I still don’t exactly foresee many All Star games in his future.
- Beckley Mason writes a nice piece for Dime, explaining how Team USA could use Rajon Rondo: “Over the last week it’s become clear that the attributes Rondo has in excess – ball-handling, the ability to decipher defenses and floor leadership – are in short supply on Team USA. Regardless of the reason he was left off the team, it’s hard to justify his absence using his history as a player, or the play of his peers in Turkey.”