Well… That’s Over. Now What?

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

This one wasn’t easy, but the US got the job done… beating Spain 118-107 to win the gold medal.  DWade had 27, Kobe had 20.  Spain had the game to 4 with a few minutes left.  But the US held on… and now we’re out of actual basketball to talk about.  For the next month or so… it’s going to be a lot of me and Chuck looking at the Celtics roster and asking “what if…. ?”

As in… What if Darius Miles looks REALLY good in the preseason… will Kevin Pritchard hire a sniper to take him out? 

And how the hell is that roster going to shake out anyway?  We know Ray, KG, Paul, Rondo and Perk are starting.  We know House and Tony Allen will get minutes on the perimeter.  We know Glen Davis/Leon Powe will get some run down low… presumably along with Patrick O’Bryant.  That’s 5 guys.  We can’t be going 10 deep on a daily basis… and we haven’t even considered the “Posey” role yet.  And we haven’t mentioned JR Giddens yet.  

As for Miles, Marc Spears asks today if he has any mileage left.  Scott Souza writes about Eddie House being happy with how things worked out.  And here’s Leon Powe teaching kids to play ball… and presumably… how to kill someone with a simple, icy glare.

One last thing I learned at the Olympics:  I still dig Sue Bird.  Maybe I’m just drawn to anyone named Bird who’s really good at basketball.  Hey… don’t judge me.

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8 Responses

  1. Pancakes?

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  3. the NBA should have morning games on sunday’s, Bloody mary’s and NBA action is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! you all think we will leave space on the roster for P.J. Brown or some other veteran????? who makes the team any earlier earlier predictions?

  4. I mean early early predictions???? kids don’t drink before noon!

  5. RJ that was funny

  6. Good job Kobe. Enjoy the winning feeling, you’re not gonna get it again!

  7. If you guys have access to someone in the organization, I’d love to get some early news on how the newbies are doing. You know, Giddens, Walker, POB, DMiles…

  8. Much better picture of Sue Bird…

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