The Herald leads off with another article on Scal. All of the papers have been giving him a lot of print these days. He did play very well against Memphis and deserved the cheers that he got when he fouled out. Scal plays hard all the time and I think some times tries too hard and that leads to the mistakes he makes. If he plays like he did in the last game, I could even start to like the guy instead of tolerating him. But, still, when he gets a lot of playing time, it means that Powe isn't and Powe needs those minutes for our future.
The Globe promises that Green is due more playing time. He has progressed way quicker than most believed he would last season. He is moving well without the ball, is playing solid defense and is shooting the ball very well. Hopefully Wednesday's game will be the beginning of many, many more dominant performances by Gerald. Celtics.com and The Patriot Ledger also have articles on Green and how his play is opening a lot of eyes and is demanding more minutes for him. The fact that he is emerging much quicker than expected is a very good thing.
Celtics Blog asks if Doc will quit. I just don't see him walking away from this team. If we get a new coach, I think it will have to be because Doc and Wyc decide that enough is enough and Doc isn't working out for us. Doc seems to like this team and I think he will stick it it out unless he is fired.
The Lowell Sun asks if the Celtics have hit rock bottom. I don't think we are that bad. I think we still have a lot of talent, we have a lot of trade chips, we have a lot of injuries that affect the team as a whole. We aren't in near as bad shape as our record would indicate.
JB over on CelticsStuff Live has a good article with discussion on Pierce's elbows and contributions among other things. JB's articles are always interesting and worth the read. Some good insights here.
Peter Vescey is at it again. The NY Post is reporting that Iverson has asked for a trade.
According to two agents whose clients play for the 76ers, Iverson went to team president Billy King this past Tuesday and demanded to be traded, something he professed repeatedly over the years he'd never do.
According to two general managers King contacted yesterday, the 76ers are aggressively attempting to accommodate their forlorn franchise player, whose prohibitive salary (currently $17.1 million with $19M and $20.8M remaining) makes him a difficult sell despite a 31-point average - at least if the Sixers hope to harvest relatively equal value
. And the saga continues. If Danny really and truly wanted Iverson that badly, he may make a pitch for him now. Reportedly, Philly is willing to move anyone with Iverson just to trade him, Dalembert and Igoudala included.
I still have the same objections I had before. Iverson's attitude is terrible. We don't need that kind of a presence among our young players. Having Pierce is bad enough but Pierce is great leader compared to Iverson.
Iverson may not blame Cheeks for the 76ers' worst record in the Atlantic Division, but there's no question they've got differences that aren't going away. One of them pertains to Iverson's lack of attention to detail, lack of respect for authority and unwillingness to practice hard.
Following a conflict at workout last week, Iverson stormed out of the building. That evening he failed to show for a mandatory team function for corporate sponsors and prime season ticket holders
Do we really want this kind of attitude on the team?