Peter May breaks the news that Al Jefferson will be one of the players who will scrimmage against the USA team in August. I hope they televise some of those scrimmages. Should be good.
Over on Celtics Blog, Jeff was doing the same thing I was doing here on LOY's Place: wondering what if...
To me, this team really does look like a very good team on paper. In theory, if everyone was healthy and played up to their potential, we’d be a playoff team no doubt, and who knows how far they could go from there. I guess the problem is that big “if” at the start of that sentence. Something is bound to go wrong next year, but what if it doesn’t? How good do you think the team could be as it stands now?
I wonder if Danny is thinking the same thing and that is why he hasn't made a deal.
Sports Illustrated has a good article that tells us that even though Red is gone, his gamesmanship lives on.
I know for certain that the Celtics were familiar with the dead spots on the parquet floor, where visiting teams would invariably lose the ball.
I remember watching a game in the Garden when DJ was following the other team's point guard down the floor, almost herding him to one side. On one dribble, the ball didn't come back up and DJ just swooped in and grabbed the ball with a surprised opponent just watching. I never forgot that. I was thinking at the time they should give the Garden and the Parquet floor the sixth man award.