The Globe Celtics Blog gives us a lottery history lesson. It seems that every article put out by the Celtics lately is talking about getting the 3rd to 5th pick and how unlikely it is for us to get the first or second. Yesterday it was Sean Grande getting us ready for a lower pick. On the other hand, Jeff over at Celtics Blog continues to remind us how important a top 2 pick is for us.
Poisonous Paragraphs discusses Celtics' draft horror stories from the past. Beware, reading through this list of bloopers is rather depressing to see all of the wasted picks we have made in the past. One thing I have to say about Danny, he has drafted quite well. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he continues that trend this season.
Green Bandwagon has posted Part 1 of the Rondo Movie. This is pretty bizarre, but keeps you coming back for more just to see what happens next. Someone has way too much time on his hands.
By averaging 25 points and 14 rebounds against the Warriors thus far, Carlos Boozer, who is 6-9, has been receiving a lot of national attention for his play, particularly for doing what he’s done as a perceived “undersized” frontcourt player. In my opinion, though, once you get past 6-9, it doesn’t make any difference what size you are, you can play with anybody. Like I was telling some people last week, when I was in college, with a running jump I could touch the top of the backboard because I was one of the world’s best high jumpers. But most rebounds are taken below the height of the rim. So if I jump up and touch the top of the backboard, there are no rebounds up there. In fact, when I was at my best, if I had to outjump somebody to get a rebound, that was the last line of defense. In other words, I was under duress. I hoped to never let it get to that where I had to outjump a guy. Rebounding is positioning and timing. That is why Bill Laimbeer and Paul Silas were both quite good at rebounding even though neither one could jump very high.
Rebounding is more desire and instinct than height in most cases. That is what allows Gomes and Powe to get so many rebounds.
On SI.com, Jack McCallum is frustrated with the foul calling. He advocates that we ditch the rule that players foul out after 6 fouls. I too get frustrated when Perk or Al is playing well and then they have to sit due to fouls. Unfortunately, in their case, Doc often forgets they are there once he sits them with 2 or 3 fouls.
6 days until the Lottery. All these articles lately about how we don't need a top 2 pick and that there are better players beyond Oden and Durant have me very nervous. I want a top 2 pick. We deserve a top 2 pick. If life is fair in the least, we will get a top 2 pick. And in spite of all the articles hyping players beyond Oden and Durant, I will be very disappointed if we don't get the first or second pick.