In the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Boston Celtics have recalled rookies J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker from the NBDL’s Utah Flash. Giddens (17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds) and Walker (18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds) have been standouts on the Flash given the playing time to develop. Both players welcomed the assignment and have been preparing for their recall since October.
Interesting move. Why now? Could this move signal some rest for the weary starters? Are we going to see if these guys can provide some answers for our bench? Or is this a message to the current bench: your jobs aren’t safe?