And now, we'll introduce the bench players for your Boston Celtics. First up is:
Eddie House !!!
You MUST protect this HOUSE! no no no. Wait wait wait. This House is a very very very fine House, fine House, with 3 pointers in the yard. This guy is never a star.
Continuing the lyrical theme started by RoadRunner, these lyrics apply to Eddie House. (There is a rumor he is related to Eddietours, but he probably isn't.)
Eddie House is older than myself by 24 hours (depending on when our moms gave birth) and we have a lot in common. We are both considered short compared to the people around us. Eddie House is 6ft 1, so naturally he only averages about 2 rebs a game. But he does everything else reasonably well and he has good looks just like me. He is also humble, just like me, and fits into the team first atmosphere of Boston.
He was born in Berkeley CA, very close to where the TV Full House took place. Apparently it was full enough for Eddie to attend Arizona State. He was drafted in the 2nd round by Miami in the 2000 draft. For years Eddie wasn't much in this league, shooting consistently below 40%. The only thing he did well was shoot threes.
In 2004-05 he played for Sacramento and his career took a bit of a jump. He has consistently shot over 40% from the field since then.
Last year, was virtually a career year for Eddie. He played in 81 games averaging 44.5% from the field and 44% from three point land, which is consistent with Ray Allen's career averages. However he dipped down to 79.2% free throws.
Eddie still didn't have much fantasy value however. His 8.5 points were helpful, but he won't be a 6th man candidate any time soon.
Espn.com has him listed as the backup pg to Rondo, and it is likely he will lose minutes to him and possibly others this season.
There is a perception that House has poor ball handling skills. He won't win any ball handling contests, but he won't lose the ball doing anything stupid either, and it's worth noting he averages about as many steals as to's over the course of his career. Last year was .8 steals to .7 tos. So basically whenever he loses the ball he steals it back. How a guy who has less than a turnover a game and has a positive assist to to ratio has such a bad rep as a ball handler is beyond me.
When you go to the espn stats page and use the overall option House is 24th in stls/tos. That's a lot of players worse. He was actually the highest Celtic followed by Pruitt, followed by Rondo.
To be fair assists to tos leaves a lot to be desired. While he ranked ahead of Ray and Kg he was behind both Pruitt and Marbury and ranked 132 in the league, which makes him one of the lowest pgs in the league in this regard. He's just not a huge passer. He's a spot up shooter who plays D and isn't overpaid at under 3mill. But he doesn't have the two left hands people say he has.
When you watch him little jumps out about him if he's not on fire with his three pointers, but nothing jumps out negatively either. He's a solid solid backup guard.
However he and I are on the back 9 of our careers. We're both old men at 31 and we now are reduced to attracting tremendous amounts of chicks with our stately gray hairs and old stories. But we can still teach the wippersnappers a thing or two and he will this year.