Bassy had a solid outing in his first game for the Celtics. I think he will fit in with our system much better than he did in Portland. Their loss is our gain.
Near the end of last season a big stink was made in Portland when point guard Sebastian Telfair gave an honest answer to a leading question. The question? "Can this team go into next fall with all three point guards deserving of playing time?" The other two are Steve Blake and Jarrett Jack. Telfair gave a candid answer, the only he he could honestly give: he said no.
Just a few short months later, Telfair was shocked by the news he, Portland's 2004 lottery pick, was going to be the one moving - all the way across the country to Boston. Him? Not the guy they picked up on a minimum contract from the Washington Wizards in free agency? Not the guy who was just coming off a solid - but not spectacular - rookie season?
Wow, I'm feeling good about Telfair's chances here in Boston. I think he'll put in the commitment to be the best PG he can be and make it work. I just hope Doc keeps the ball in his hands. The days of Pierce having to create his shots and his teammates shots must be done away with. Pierce shouldn't be driving into the paint on a double team, looking to find Raef or Delonte on a kickout anymore. This should be Telfair and Rajon's responsibility. Pierce now must become good at allowing our PG's to get him the ball.
This will help to curb our turnovers. Pierce has been among the worst in the league in TO's (Blount was #1 at one point), and that's because he had to do a lot of ball handling. He must now adjust his game even more to allow Telfair and Rondo to set him up. This means he will have to move with the ball, and cut to the basket when they drive to the hole--and especially get out on the fastbreaks. All our teammates must commit to the running game.