Although the Herald and Globe seem to be concentrating on the Sox and Patriots, there are still a few things of note out there on the Celtics. Although the newspapers seem to dry up concerning the Celtics around this time of year, the blogs never sleep.
On Celtics Blog, Master Po explores the NBA rule that you often don't get what you pay for. He discusses total payroll and the value of Kandi, Ratliff and Scal for the money. A fun read with some interesting facts.
Perk is a Beast has a very short interview with Perk. He has been doing a little work but mostly chillin'. What caught my attention in this little piece is that he wasn't able to contact Telfair because he changed his number. Crank calls from Wyc maybe?
Full Court Press has a roundtable discussion to close the book on the season. One thing they are unanimous on is the fact that Doc should NOT get an extension. Let him coach as a lame duck if they must have him back but giving him an extension is like throwing throwing good money after bad. If they bring him back and realize that even with a top pick, the players being healthy and better, and possibly another vet, he still isn't a good coach and want to fire him mid season, all the good replacement coaches will already be hired by other teams. This seems to be a lose lose situation if they insist on bringing him back.
Detroit News has a piece on how the small ball era is dawning in the NBA. All the GM's are trying to emulate the Suns running team. Danny has certainly been building the Celtics in that mold. But the drawback with the Celtics is that he is only half building the team that way by hanging on to Pierce who doesn't really want to run. He still lapses into ISO's and the half court set much of the time. Also, he has a coach who doesn't have a clue how to coach a running team so we are stuck somewhere in limbo with most of the pieces for a running team being stifled by their star player and coach. Doc insists on having a big come back to inbound the ball instead of nearest player. He insists on having the bigs stop at the 3 point line and then play hot potato with the ball all around the arc before taking a shot. If we really want a running team, put the ball in Rondo's hands and let him direct the offense instead of running a set play every time down.
Michael McCann has a piece on the Sports Law Blog on The Celtics and the Law. They certainly have given him a lot to write about so far with Bassy's brush with the law, Allen's not guilty verdict, Perk's law suit by his trainer, and Pinkney's DUI.
Finally, tonight's Dallas/Golden State game should be a good one. I am pulling for Golden State because after the Celtics past 20 years, I can't help but cheer for the underdog.
21 day until the Lottery.... Is it me or is time crawling by?