Every once in a while, I link to a few articles from other writers around the internet. You know, I throw some dimes.
“I’d love to see Charlie and KG in the ring. I’d pick Charlie,” Evans told the Toronto Sun. “I’ve seen KG get his ass whupped. … He’s always barking, and when it’s time to get physical, he’s always been a little chihuahua.”
First things first: spelling chihuahua correctly is no small task. Second things second: I’ve already written about Garnett’s fake tough guy image, so instead I leave you with this:
And so is Tom Thibodeau. Thibs was very gracious when he spoke about returning to Boston.
“It’s going to bring back a lot of fond memories,” Thibodeau told Peter May. “What that [Celtics] organization did for me, from ownership to [director of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] to Doc — it put me in the position that I’m in today. There’s a great appreciation of that on my part.”
“The Boston situation was a great situation for me,” he added. “I wasn’t going to leave unless a great opportunity came along. The Bulls situation was exactly what I was looking for. They had a good, young nucleus. They had cap space. They did a great job of planning. And I was fortunate to be in a position where I could take it. It looked like the best fit.”
Okay, Thibs, you seem like a great guy. But back to Scal. I hope the Celtics give him a video tribute like they did for Eddie House.
In related news, Ray Allen has officially been kicked out of the Big Three.
NBA.com ranked the top ten trios in the NBA, based on average PER and cumulative win shares. The C’s Big Three (Rondo, Garnett, Pierce) had the second-highest combined Win Score but the second-worst average PER. Those damn turnovers.
The leaders in both categories? The damn Lakers.
Avery Bradley tweeted, “Minor setback for a major comeback.” Whether that means he’s suffered yet another (!) setback, I don’t know. But I look forward to the major comeback, even though it’s hard to call it a comeback considering he’s never played a second in his NBA career.
And in case you were wondering, Jermaine O’Neal’s day got off to a bad start.
“Mentally, he’s probably the smartest player I’ve ever play against,” Scalabrine said of Rajon Rondo. “Some players play out of instincts and what they see they can go and attack. He plays out of concepts. He’s like Doc, or a guy like Mark Jackson, they see stuff that could happen and a way that you could beat a team that most of the people, including players, don’t see.”
If you want some Rondo stats, click here. But more importantly, did you know that Antoine Walker once had a game with 14 assists and zero turnovers?
As for KG’s bullying tactics: “Kevin gets in your head probably better than anybody.”
Not at all Celtics related, but still:
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