This is what I look like at the doctor’s office, whenever the doc tells me to say “Ahhhh.”
On a more serious note, Erden’s competitive edge is one of the reasons I hold out hope for the Semih Erden era. And it’s not just me who sees Erden’s potential. TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott shows the Turk some love too.
Semih Erden, who will join the Celtics in a few weeks, looks very comfortable in a very physical game, and certainly seems to have earned enough trust from his teammates that as the game was slipping away they turned the ball over repeatedly trying to get it to him.
You know how that happens sometimes? Everyone on the team seems to be convinced this one guy is the one who can save them? And they overpass to him?
Erden was that guy on this team, which tells me they really think he can play.
If the Celtics really are adding a skilled, tough, scrappy seven-footer, that could matter.
Erden! Erden! Erden! By the time Perk comes back, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see my main man Erden starting.
For the Red Claws, that is.
(h/t Chris Forsberg for the picture)