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Michael Sweetney’s shot at redemption

RedsArmyAdmin July 9, 2009 Uncategorized 9 Comments

Sweetney
Michael Sweetney used to be a promising power forward who could score and rebound.  But he could also eat… and that cost him a spot in the league.  For the past two years, he's been out of basketball… but now the Celtics are giving him a shot to prove to the NBA… and himself… that he's good enough to make it back.

"They just told me to come out here and do what I do," Sweetney said when asked what the Celtics


wanted out of him this week in Orlando.  "Don't do anything that I
don't do.  They want me to just play hard, run the floor and try to get
in better shape."

By all accounts, he was a monster in the first half of the first game… but then he tweaked a hamstring.  If he can get himself down to a decent weight… at least for him… he could be a cheaper low post option than someone like Big Baby.  He's got the basketball skills to pull it off.  But a 1 year deal at the minimum to give the guy a shot might be worth it.

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  • FSantos33

    It’s just too easy to poke fun at his weight. Some people have eating problems aka Oliver Miller. On a positive note: Our trainers helped Perk and BBD trim down in weight and look at them now. If they can do it why not Sweetney. He will be a steal and cheap if he can bring down his weight.

  • from sg

    omg, he looks HUGE.. pls put a pg beside him for a better comparison.

  • bostonrulez

    Man, the Suckdics are getting desperate.

  • Alex

    Thanks for posting, troll.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    The trolls are back now that the “Red’s Army is a Joke” website is gone.

  • Scott

    The Suckdics? How incredibly clever you are…

  • FSantos33

    I couldn’t hold back – He is almost as big as the basketball backboard shadow in the back wall. (Look at the back wall).

  • Nick

    If he got in better shape I would give him a shot. I’de rather get Ike Diogu though, he’s almost on a Matt Barnes level

  • bostonrulez

    More clever than calling the Lakers the Fakers (that’s such a stupid nickname).
    The Suckdics has a nice ring to it. HAHAHA.
    Admit it, the Suckdics is more offensive than the Fakers