J.R. Giddens Draws Many Similarities To Paul Pierce

November 30th, 2009 by Nick Gelso Leave a reply »
Lee Herman covers the NBA and the Boston Celtics for North Station Sports. Check out more of his great work on NSS.

Everyone knows the starters by heart and could probably rattle off individual stats of each player and their favorite And1 tour move that they are capable of. That’s all fine and dandy, but I’m the fan that looks ahead while appreciating the now. I can see the legs going on the Big Three.

Maybe not now, maybe not next year, but much like Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, they can go at any time.

Without further ado, our first edition of Meet the Bench:


J.R. Giddens

No. 4 in your program, No. 15 on the bench

Why J.R. first? I don’t know. I’m high on him for no particular reason other than the parallels to Paul "The Truth" Pierce. Blasphemy, I know. Let me give you something to chew on.

Giddens went to Kansas (for two years, mostly because Bill Self retained J.R. as a recruit after Roy Williams had already signed him and then bolted to UNC) and lo and behold, so did Pierce. Rock, chalk, coincidence?

In his second year at Kansas, Giddens was involved ...

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