1. Rajon Rondo named Eastern Conference Player of the Week – Just another week in Rondo’s maturation. I imagine he’ll win a few more this season, especially if he keeps piling up assists like the fourth-grade me collected pogs.
2. Big Baby has a children’s book – No seriously, Big Baby has a children’s book. When I woke up this morning, the previous sentence was the last one I ever expected to write. At least the picture on the book cover makes him look a little slim. It can be yours for only $14.95!
3. Nate Robinson’s slow start – Nate Robinson is the worst three-point shooter in the league among those who qualify (yup, the worst). He’s 1-for-9 so far, which means, in the grand scheme of things, absolutely nothing. The bigger concern is that Robinson may be abusing the additional slack Doc Rivers has given him. Brendan Jackson noted one play, and I remember it, when Robinson drove incontrollably to the hoop and tossed up a wild scoop shot hard off the glass. I wanted Robinson to be more aggressive this year, but I didn’t want him to get crazy. My college coach would have written three letters on the scouting report to describe how Robinson has played so far this season: O.O.C. — out of control. Somehow, he has to find a balance between aggression and efficiency. Then again, it’s only been three games. Nate should be fine. I think.
4. Tweet of the Day – Rich Levine tweets, “KG called Big Baby ‘A young voice for the young people.’”
KG must have read Big Baby’s children’s book, huh? Umm, probably not. The tweet continued, “… in the Celtics locker room. Said BB’s been great for Harangody and Bradley.”
I never thought I’d live to see the day when Big Baby would be a leader. People grow up, I suppose.
5. Power rankings – After the Celtics beat the Heat and both finished the opening week with one loss, ESPN’s power rankings rated the Heat ahead of the Celtics. As Chris Forsberg tweets, “Cue the outrage.”
But the rankings actually make sense. The C’s followed their win against Miami with an ugly loss and an ugly win. The Heat followed their loss to Boston with dominance. I wish I could complain about the rankings and tell Steiny Mo I hate him for placing my team third, yet I just can’t. I agree with it. But if you really care about power rankings and want to see the Celtics ranked above the Heat, just hop over to NBA.com. That’ll be sure to bring a smile to your face.
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