Well, we have had a couple of days to digest that last loss. A loss like that one is enough to give you indigestion. The guys in green have another chance tonight to right the ship when Orlando visits Boston. Here is what is going on around the Celtics Nation today:
Steve Bulpett theorizes that the team we are cheering for today may not be the same team we cheer for at the end of the season. Danny is still looking for the elusive trade for a star and Bulpett tells us that some of our young talent is destined to be playing for another team before next year.
Shira Springer brings up the injuries that have been plaguing the Celtics early this season and the fact that we need Doc to be a motivator as the confidence level of our young team continues to plunge. But the bottom line is that if the players are playing as hard as Doc says, why aren't they improving?
The Green Room states that there are no moral victories here. And as they try to look for positives, they also give Doc some very good advice.
Celtics Blog has a piece that discusses the Deja Vu that has to come up when comparing Doc's coaching career in Orlando and now in Boston. Having gotten off to a 1 and 5 start, the parallels begin with the Orlando team that went 1 and 10 before Doc was fired.
Celtics 17 gives us a list of grievances with each of the players and with Doc. Certainly the players each have been doing things that should be corrected. But isn't it a coach's job to work with players to point out and correct these things?
Red's Army has a piece that questions why everyone calls for Doc's head but no one has been calling for Danny's. Should the GM share the blame for the performance of the team he has put together? Or is the team a good one and the coaching just isn't getting the most out of the talent assembled? This article is worth it just to look a the picture that accompanies it. Priceless!!
Jughead has a piece over on CelticsStuff Live that is looking for the defense that has been missing in the 4th quarters. Poor Jug is turning into a pessimist. His dad, however is almost as optimistic as I am. If you missed their show last night with Steve Bulpett, you should download it and give a listen.
And finally, the latest Carnival of the NBA is up over on Rising Suns. They do a good job this month, be sure to check it out.
There is no news yet as to whether Wally is playing tonight. If not, I would expect the same starting lineup as we saw against the Cavs. I wouldn't mind seeing that lineup anyway, and Wally come off the bench. That lineup seemed to play very well together. But I wouldn't expect Doc to notice that kind of thing. Join us tonight at Celtics Green for the play by play and Q's always insightful commentary.