In this article about Summer League and our newest players, Gomes is very positive about what he saw from playing with Telfair and Rondo. He is excited about playing with quick point guards who can find the open man. Delonte did great last year learning a new position and playing it well but you can't beat a pure point who can push the ball up the floor. West playing at the 2 with either Telfair or Rondo can only be better this year and can run the team if we need him to. It just makes us that much more versatile.
Telfair, the subject of an acclaimed documentary film and book before he even turned pro out of Lincoln High in 2004, has yet to live up to the hype with which he entered the league, but Gomes can see why he's so highly thought of by Boston decisionmaker Danny Ainge.
"I like him a lot. I like him a real lot," said Gomes. "He's a quick, uptempo guard who knows how to play the game. He played well in Summer League, and for his first showing with new team, he did a good job."
"I think they're all good pickups. Rondo is another quick, uptempo guard, but he's more defense-oriented. Ray is a scorer. And Powe can score in the interior," Gomes said. "(If you) played well in Summer League, you can't harp on what you did out there when training camp starts. They would ask me questions, and I'd try to tell them, just go out and play your game. You can control when you're out there (on the court), but they control the decisions. As long as you know you gave everything you've got."