The Celtics medical staff has officially diagnosed Brian Scalabrine with his 3rd concussion in less than a month. He's out indefinitely.
“You can’t do anything,” Scalabrine said of the last week’s inactivity. “I can’t watch TV for more than 30 minutes. I can’t read a book. I can talk to my wife, but she gets tired of that. But I will say this: When I start trying to read a book, everything moves. I have problems with motion during the day.”
So Scal won't be back on the court (maybe out 2-3 weeks, just a guess) until his head is straight. KG is likely out at least another week and who knows if Tony Allen will return at all this year.
Was I alone in screaming for Bill Walker while the Pistons Walter Hermann was torching the Celtics yesterday? Rather than play Walker, Doc decided to have the undersized Marbury guard him and completely disrupt the defensive scheme by running a double-team at the guy. The move made no sense to me.
OKC bought out and waived Joe Smith before Sunday's deadline making him eligible for a team's playoff roster. All reports have Smith signing with the Cavaliers. It will be painful watching him torch Mikki Moore in the Eastern conference finals.
And WEEI.com's Jess Camerato has the scoop on the alleged tension between Maxwell and Rondo:
“Me and Rondo were talking about a card game where he and I had played,” he said. “That’s what we were talking about and we were poking fun at each other. It wasn’t any argument that we had at all.”
Maxwell told Rondo about the rumors. Both he and the Celtics point guard laughed at the reality of their conversation.
“The words were, ‘You played the wrong card the other day when we were playing in the card game,’” Maxwell said. “That’s what that was.”
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