You know, I've been too hard on Yi Jianlian. The guy's got a feathery touch. He can get in an rebound. He's on fire (20, 22, and 13 points in his last 3 games).
And… if he makes it, then maybe KG can get a few days off to rest.
Yep. I'm reversing course. Looking at the latest All Star voting numbers, only 150,000 votes separate Yi from KG. And considering what this team is going through lately, I think the best thing for the Celtics would be some time to relax and get ready for the important part of the season.
So go ahead, Vote Yi!. Vote Ridnour if you want. I don't care anymore. 6 losses in 8 games have completely changed my tune. Un-stuff those ballot boxes Boston!! We can do it.
Just to show I'm putting my vote where my mouth is, here's my East roster:
The Darius Miles saga is getting bizarre. Yesterday, everyone found out that the 6 preseason games he played with the Celtics count towards the 10 he needed to count against the Blazers salary cap (a cool $18 mil). He played in two more with Memphis, so he only needs two more. So to discourage any NBA GM's from signing Darius and playing him just to screw their cap, the Blazers did the obvious thing: They're threatening to sue… sending out a note that includes this:
“Please be aware that if a team engages in such conduct, the Portland Trail Blazers will take all necessary steps to safeguard its rights, including, without limitation, litigation.”
This is gonna get good. I'm glad the C's could do their part.
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