(If Doc Rivers can just encourage opponents not to play defense, the likely acquisition might work out swimmingly.)
The Boston Celtics are expected to sign Ryan Hollins if and when he clears waivers, a development which can be taken in either of three ways:
1) That’s awesome! The Celtics desperately need a seven-footer, even if he’s just there to run the floor and provide six fouls.
2) Ryan Hollins stinks.
3) Ryan Hollins stinks, but at least he’s a seven-footer who can run the floor and provide six fouls.
Even if the Celtics do sign Hollins, the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett says they won’t be done searching for free agent big men.
Even if the C’s do get Hollins, they are apparently not through looking for help. It is expected they will sign a power forward within the next week.
Dear Boris Diaw,
I know you’re not in ideal shape (understatement of the century alert) and I know you aren’t a terrific rebounder, scorer or defender. But you actually know how to play basketball, which is nice, and I understand there are plenty of wonderful restaurants in Boston, if that’s what you’re looking for in your next home. I can’t promise you a lot of minutes, but your primary competition will be Ryan Hollins, Greg Stiemsma and JaJuan Johnson, so if you can’t earn a spot in Boston’s rotation, your basketball career should probably be given the Old Yeller treatment.
Sad I’ve Been Reduced To This