Still rumblings about the Telfair robbery in NY as we prepare to play the Knicks tonight. Also some speculation on the last cuts still to come. Here's what is going on today:
The Herald begins with another article about the Telfair saga. While Telfair and the Celtics insist that he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, the NY papers infer that there may be more to it. Time will tell but I am hoping that Telfair is just an innocent victim in all this. The Bennington Banner brings tries to make a correlation between Telfair and Iverson. The problem is that they don't make the parallels on the court but off. I think it is a stretch to call the kid a troublemaker when he has just had two unfortunate incidences and nothing has been proved that he isn't a good kid. The New York Daily News tells us that Marbury is backing his cousin.
In the Patriot Ledger, Pierce has a message for his colleagues. NBA players are a target just because of who they are. They need to try their best not to be in situations that will make them even more of a target. He also states that he is firmly in Bassy's corner.
The Herald Notebook tells us that the last cut could come down to Kandi or Jackson. I don't see Kandi getting cut because they need a 3rd center with injuries being a concern. Doc also says that West will play tonight and that he is looking for a 10 man rotation and has 8 on the list so far. The Worcester Telegram reports that Ray, Jackson or Scal could be the final cut. So far it is all speculation as to who will go. I believe that it will be Jackson or Ray. We need the third center, Scal is owed too much even though he doesn't bring that much to the table, and so it should come down to Ray or Jackson.
The Patriot Ledger tells us that the rotation will be settled in the last 3 preseason games. I agree that we should have a 10 man rotation if we are going to run the whole game as Doc says we are. If Doc uses the starters he has in the preseason, it seems as though we will start out with a half court game and then bring in the subs for the running game. It will be interesting to see how the rotation shakes out and if Doc can truly manage a set rotation.
The Eagle Tribune brings us an interview with Big Al. I believe that he is going to break out this season. He may start out a little slow as he is still getting used to his new playing weight and still healing but I do believe he will break out.
Celtics 17 has a good article on Gerald Green. Green has improved immensely since last season and should get some playing time this year. The more he plays, the better he is going to get. He needs to continue to work on his defense. As goes the defense of this team, so goes the team.