Not Exactly The Comparison I Was Hoping For

Mikki Moore still isn’t a done deal… but every sign seems to have him coming to Boston.  I think he can spend a little time here and pick things up.

I’d like to think that Moore, athletic and tall, can step in for 15 minutes to grab a rebound, block a shot, or at least get a hand in someone’s face to make their shot a little more difficult.  I think Moore, given the chance to play alongside Boston’s superstars and in Tom Thibodeau’s defensive system, can find a little different level of play for at least a short while.

However, Tom Ziller, of Sactown Royalty and Fanhouse had a decidedly different idea of how this could go.

But yeah, Moore was not good. Berri is correct. Moore is, and has been, among the worst rebounders in the league at the power forward position … never mind center. He’s Mark Blount bad in this area of the game. MARK. BLOUNT

(insert dry heaves here)

Moore has an amazing story, with a one-in-a-million work ethic and a heart of solid gold. I’m a huge fan of Moore, The Man. So if a team like Boston wants to had him in order to help the youngsters stay motivated, to add 2.3 guttural screams per game, to boost the dreadlock/frightening tattoo quotient … by all means, do it. But don’t think Mikki will come in and be another P.J. Brown. That is not this dude.

I’m sticking to my theory that Moore can morph, at least a little, into the type of role player we need.  This system is different, and the motivation to get a ring can do funny things to a person.  We’re not asking Moore to do what other teams have asked him to do (I don’t think)… so maybe in this situation he can do just enough to help this team out.  Keep in mind, we don’t need “rescuing” by Moore… we just need a little boost from him off the bench.

8 Responses

  1. Oh God don’t let me hear the name Mark Blount again. Let the haters hate and say what they want to say but like you said we have a different system with Tommy T and the motivation to get a ring will run high. Moore will do just fine in Green and White.

    Where is the Beast in Perk? Is his shoulder still bothering him? He seems slower and slower every time I watch him. His offense has been non-existent. Maybe his shoulder is still bothering him. We need the Beast back in Perk!

  2. Mark Blount doesn’t have close to the work ethic or energy as Mikki Moore!

  3. Boston.com has it as official now.

    Bartelstein confirmed Moore will sign with the Celts today.

    I hope I’m wrong about this kid, and he brings it.

  4. Danno, here is a link Double P originally posted yesterday. May gave you some hope/optimism; plus, you gotta admit, we really need another 7 footer and Joe Smith is too iffy because of the whole buyout thing..

  5. MARK F****** BLOUNT!

    Being what it is, it will atleast give us a 7 footer that is still better than POB.

  6. I agree it was a good idea given Smith’s being on the fence.

    There’s a chance we could land both of them, which would be nice insurance.

    But actually – now that I think about it, with Moore signed on, and Marbury possibly getting out from under the Knicks thumb today, if we can sign him too….

    … don’t see any reason NOT to hook up an old friend and sign Employee # 8.

    Think about it. With Moore, we have added depth at Center/PF, with MArbury, we add depth at Guard.

    We still need depth at Small Forward.

    Would you rather go with JR Giddens on the roster, or bring back the Wiggle?

    If for no other reason I’d like to see Toine get a ring with a proper NBA logo on it, for the years of entertainment(and frustration) he brought us.

  7. That was an imposter Scott earlier…change your name!

  8. That you post with, of course. haha

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