Boston Celtics: An Address on the State of the Green

February 26th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
Last night's meltdown against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half was a microcosm of the Celtics' 2010 NBA season.  

Look closely and you can see the worn treads on the Boston Celtics sneakers. Take an even closer look and you will see the sneaker marks of the opposing teams on their backs while corralling a rebound.

Most diehard Celtic fans may say, "Aww come on they didn't have Paul Pierce."  I beg to differ. This malaise would have been there even if he did play. 

Doc Rivers once again showed that he does not trust his bench players.  It has become evident that Glen Davis' lack of height has hurt the team.  His lack of explosion around the rim hurts them, because we all know that Rasheed Wallace is not getting the job done. Meanwhile, Shelden Williams' energy and length is wasted on the bench.  

Today's NBA player is decidedly more athletic and to some accounts less skilled than before.  This evolution started with the likes of Dominic Wilkins and has continued with the emergence of LeBron James and Josh Smith.  LeBron is blessed with the rare combination of both.

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