Don’t Overlook Washington

Three days off  + 4-15 team + New Orleans (and the return of James Posey) tomorrow could = let down tonight.  It’s not that I expect it… but the ingredients are there.   They did beat Detroit 2 nights ago.

They still have Caron Butler.  They still have Antawn Jamison.  Both are averaging more than 20 points per game.  Andray Blatche is wildly inconsistent, but is capable of a double double.  Again… I don’t expect it to happen, but it wouldn’t shock me, either.

As for tomorrow, James Posey is excited about it.

I’m really excited for the trip; I’m going to be getting my championship ring. That’s the reason why I play this game, why we all play this game: to have an opportunity to win a championship. It really meant a lot to me to have a chance to win a title in Boston, because of all the tradition surrounding the franchise. It’s pretty surreal to now be associated with and mentioned in the same breath as Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Larry Bird, and the list goes on and on. To be thought of as a player on that team when people look up and see the banner that reads “BOSTON CELTICS 2008 WORLD CHAMPIONS,” that’s something really special. It will be good to see all my former teammates as well. I keep in touch with KG (Kevin Garnett) and Sam (Cassell) all the time, and Doc (Rivers) and I text message each other all the time too.

Tip o’ the hat to Jess Camerato for finding Posey’s blog.  She also found out that the Celtics have the highest total attendance in the Eastern Conference so far this year.

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12 Responses

  1. Another reason not to overlook the Wiz: 1-3 against them last season.

  2. Great quote from Rondo in that Globe article:

    “If I don’t make it, it’s not a big deal,” Rondo said. “My goal is to be on the All-Defensive team and win a championship.”

  3. That’s why we love him

  4. Another reason not to overlook them is so gilbert wont be able to blog about how old and slow we are

    i have a question for you, seeing how we are a little bit thin at the wing, and no team needs two undersized posts (granted i love powe and baby both) would you trade scal and big baby straight up for adam morrison?

  5. The Wiz suck. I’m going tonight since I live here in DC and they’re attrocious. Butler’s a beast and Antawn’s a wiley vet, but the rest is garbage. Withough Haywood, they are insanely thin at Center. Blatche is a bust and the backup is a rookie, Mgee, who’s light in the cakes so Garnett, Perk and Powe will eat them all alive.

  6. I don’t want Adam Morrison. I’m open to a trade… but I’m not a fan of Morrison’s

  7. Yea i know, he plays no D and cries like Sasha Vujacik

    What do you think are the best trade possibilities for the C’s

    here are my best trade possibilities that the bigbaby/scal combo could bring in

    1. Martell Webster or Travis Outlaw from Portland, the blazers love them some trades and maybe they would take big baby and cap relief for a position they are already like 12 deep at in SF

    2. Marco Bellineli from golden state havent heard much from this kid since he was drafted but has a huge ceiling, definitely a lot of potential, i have no idea if golden state would even think of trading him though

    3. Luke Walton i cant stand to see bill’s kid plaing in the purple and gold time him to bring him back from the dark side

    4. Rashard McCants from Minneosota, maybe with kevin coaching he wont even notice if we take him, remember how good he was at unc

    5. Adam “mustache” Morrison, sure he doesnt play any D, but who does in charlotte/gonzaga, he could provide a scoring spark off the bench reigning in threes like the second coming of Larry Legend, plus i think it would be funny to see how the team reacts to him, If KG can make big baby cry what would he do to Adam Morrison?

  8. I saw an interesting trade suggestion on RealGM. Give up Eddie, Giddens, Baby, Scal and O’Bryant and get Gerald Wallace. Minneapolis was involved somehow too. I think it’s an excellent idea: give up a decent down-low presence and a guy who can’t miss from 3 even if he tried for a role player…NOT

    Why fix it if it ain’t broken? What we got right now is fine. It won a world championship and is about to win another. If, god forbid, there is a pressing need at wing, bring up Giddens or Walker and give them a trial by fire. The only reason they’re not playing right now is because there is too much depth, not that they’re not good enough.

    Danny’s got work to do after the parades and visiting Barack, but not now.

  9. I don’t think that trade would work. And I’d be open to Martel Webster or Outlaw… but I don’t know if Portland wants any of our available players. They’re doing OK right now.

    I’m all for upgrading if its possible. If you can get better… do it. But it’s got to be the right deal.

  10. 2. Marco Bellineli from golden state havent heard much from this kid since he was drafted but has a huge ceiling, definitely a lot of potential, i have no idea if golden state would even think of trading him though

    I’ve seen him play live many times (I’m Italian and my city’s team is in the premier division). He’s really good, talented, plus GS would probably trade him since Nelson doesn’t use him much (he DNP’d half of the games this season). However, he is NOT a wing, he’s a shooter, much like Ray Allen. He wouldn’t be suited to play at 3.

  11. Wizards fan here and I think the Wizards play up to the competition and make it a good game, but I see the Celts pulling away late to win by 11.

    And to whoever says Blatche is a bust. He is still very young and he sure as hell didn’t look like a bust against Sheed and the Pistons the other night!

  12. Did I say it was going to be close. I was kidding.

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