With actual Celtics' news very hard to come by these days, thank goodness for the blogging community. It is 34 days until training camp... just over a month. Players should be coming into Boston and getting into shape. The walking wounded in Boston should be recovering from their surgeries sufficiently to start working out. Danny mentioned a couple a weeks ago that he expected Perk to be cleared for full workouts that week. Tony Allen should get his new court date today. We should start to hear some news soon and it is a good thing because sooner or later, even the blogs are going to run out of things to write about.
Taking a look at what is going on around the blogs today, Jeff over at Celtics Blog asks the question "Why Not Marion?" I have been saying all along that Marion would make a great target for Danny. I like Jeff's idea of getting New York involved. It makes a lot of sense.
Today's Cheap Seats entry is hoping that the Celtics can go on a run. Honestly, with the number of very young players, we could be a powerhouse for years to come if they all reach the potential that has been projected for them. Even if Danny trades some for a veteran, we should have enough young players left to form a core for years to come. I am all for a run myself.
Justin over on Celtics 17 announced a new writer for the site and tenaciousT's first article is great. I love the fruit analogy. I am expecting several of our young players to "ripen" this season and come into their own. I have a feeling that if Danny stands pat with what we have now, he may decide that the players we have may be better than what he was trying to trade for.
CelticsStuff Live is discussing JB's sadness over Nellie's hiring in Golden State. I'm with JB. Since reading of Nellie's desire to return to coaching, I was hoping that he would be available for the Celtics when Doc wears out his welcome. It would have been a great match. A Celtics' legend coming back home again.
Justin also just posted a great interview with Mike Gorman. He discusses his early career, Johnny Most, and more. Interesting that he doesn't want to discuss Telfair because he doesn't feel Danny is done with trades. He feels that although Danny loves the players he has now, he wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on a trade to make the team better.
Over at Red's Army Red is asking for help for a fellow Celtics' fan to win a home court makeover. A couple of other blogs have requested votes for them too. You can cast your vote for a fellow blogger here. Red also posts links for Bird's thoughs on Big Papi's condition, Yao's reception in China, and Nellie's coaching again.
I Heart Celtics takes a look at Kenny Anderson's bid for a return to the NBA. I don't believe that he would fit with the running style that Boston is trying to institute. We didn't just need a veteran, we needed one who could run.
It seems that many of the reporters and those close to the team feel that Danny is going to pull off another trade. Then, we would certainly have something to talk about.
You have definitely been a big help during these slow summer days of no basketball and no Celtics news. You've been putting up terrific articles and been posting all sorts of articles from other blogs. I come here every day to read your stuff and check out the daily news, which you also take care of.
Training camp is right around the corner. 1 month is going to fly by, especially now that its coming down to the crucial part of the baseball season, when teams are making their final burst rowards the finish line. And football season is just about to start as well.
I have been a Shawn Marion fan for a long time as well. He would be a tremendous fit for our team. I don't think he'll be the final piece to our puzzle, but getting him definitely puts us on the map. Honestly, I think we are a top 5 big man away from being contenders. I'm a homer and think that either Telfair or Rondo will emerge as our championship caliber PG. Pierce is a championship caliber wing player. Now all we have to pray for is that we will have a top 5 big man, either a PF or C. We're hoping that either Jefferson or Perkins will emerge and fill this need, but I don't know if either guy can reach top 5 status (off the top of my head, I'd say its Duncan, Shaq, KG, Amare, Yao). I mean, Chris Bosh is really good, and getting better, but currently, he isn't a top 5 big man.