I just can't wait for the lottery. This suspense is really getting to me. Just 2 more weeks - 14 days to wait now. Still not a lot of Celtics news but some interesting tidbits out there to think about while waiting to know where we will pick.
USA Today reports that Oden will sign with Conley, Sr. as expected. He is also expected to represent Conley, Jr and Cook if they remain in the draft.
AZ Central reports that Nellie received a directive from the league that he can't have beer during interviews any more. The article also mentions that former Celtic Sam Vincent has permission from the Mavericks to interview for the Bobcats' coaching position.
The Knicks as always provide a circus of activity. Hoopsworld reports that they are close to buying out Francis's contract. Isaiah is set to go on trial for sexual harrassment. And he is expected to make a play for KG or JO'Neal this off season. I just can't find it in me to like the Knicks but they do afford us with some comic relief.
On CelticsBlog, Jeff has posted his early top 10 list. At this point, not knowing where we will pick, it is hard. Of course, we hope to get the first or second pick and if life was fair, we would. Then it is a no brainer. But with the 3-5th pick, it is not so black and white.
The Berkshire Eagle questions why the Warriors are thriving and the Celtics are waiting on ping pong balls. First is the obvious - they have a much better coach. But the article goes beyond that to suggest that Mullin is a better GM than Danny and suggests we try to go after Jerry West. But then, look where Jerry West's last team is... waiting for ping pong balls right along with us.
Finally, over on FanHouse, MJD and Shoals discuss the 2008 Celtics and whether they will make the playoffs or not. I have no doubt that the Celtics will make the playoffs next season if they can stay healthy. We would have made them this season if we didn't have all the injuries. We never had our whole team together for any period of time last season. We have players who can get to that next level, but I wonder if our coach can.
14 days until the lottery.... get out all your good luck charms... but more on that tomorrow.