Fresh off Charley Rosen's "The Celtics off-season wasn't very good" comes a piece about Bill Walker and how he's ready to prove a lot of people wrong.
Walker, 20, has immersed himself in a new life, far from the uncertainties of his Huntington, W.Va., upbringing. He moved to Boston soon after being selected in the second round of the NBA draft in June, and has been concentrating on both physical conditioning and his contract.
And perhaps nothing sums up why this kid is going to be alright more than this:
"I've learned a lot along the way, how things work, how to be patient, not to feel everything is supposed to be given to me. It's not like I'm owed anything. I've seen that with everyone that's been successful, they always had some type of humility to them. So why not have that myself?"
That, my friends, is the exact right attitude to have.
So to recap: Danny Ainge, fresh off winning the championship, acquired 2 players that should have been lottery picks. Both are coming in after being humbled in the draft, to a team with strong veteran leadership.
Explain to me how this WON'T work out.
Elsewhere: Andrew Bynum is 100%. I hope he stays that way so Lakers fans can shut the hell up when they lose again. The Knicks may be ready to dump Zach Randolph. Satch Sanders is trying to help rookies avoid the pitfalls of fame. Monta Ellis admits he lied about how he hurt his ankle. And Tommy Heinsohn was just BallerBlogger's Baller of the Day.