The talk around the league today is Allen Iverson Redux. Today's Herald confirms that Boston is one of the teams in hot pursuit of Iverson. The Globe reports that Danny won't comment on the trade rumors. Yahoo Sports reports that Boston and Dallas are the front runners in the Iverson derby. Philly is reportedly asking for expiring contracts, young players and draft picks. We have all of the above. We have several picks in the next two drafts. We have lots of young players, and we have Ratliff's soon to expire contract. Danny could put together a good package for him but hopefully Philly will turn him down. We don't need Iverson's attitude in Boston. I also don't want to trade any of our young bigs, Allen, West, Gomes, Powe, and especially Green or Al. If we trade any of our young players with so much potential, we will be watching them become all stars for another team while Iverson is either causing so much trouble he will be traded for pennies on the dollar or he will be retired and we will still be watching Gerald or Al beat us time after time. The only trade I would be ok with would be Scal, Ratliff, and Doc for Iverson. With any luck, King will send him to someone else.
Other headlines involve the Celtics latest loss to the Suns. The Herald reports that the Celtics had no defense for the Suns attack. The Globe mentions that even though they were tired from the previous night's game, the Suns were too much for the Celtics. The Globe Blog reports the reactions to our latest loss.
The Eagle Tribune has a piece that comments on the Iverson to Boston rumors and discusses the fact that Nash's style of play is a lost art in today's NBA. The Worcester Telegram reports that in spite of our 5th loss in a row, Doc was encouraged by the team playing hard for the whole game.
The Herald also discusses Tony's role on the team. His role is more of defensive specialist than to be an offensive player. Doc says that he is getting that the past couple of games. He played very well last night. Maybe he is being showcased for the Sixers.