We all assumed Rasheed Wallace would be coming off the bench, but Mark Murphy put the question to Doc Rivers:
“We did talk about that, and it’s like I’ve always said: We’ll get
to camp and work it out there,” Rivers said. “We’re just going to put
our best five on the floor, as always. But it’s going to work for
“It’s a long season. I hope they all play 20 minutes a night and stay fresh after what we went through last year.”
So maybe that's why this happened so fast. Wallace was told he'll get the chance to start. I want Wallace to come off the bench because he brings more offense to the second unit, something we so desparately lacked last season. Give us your thoughts in the comments and vote in our poll (on the right sidebar).
“He looks great. Good to see him walk normal again and talk more, definitely louder and happier. So, Kevin is back.’’
Last night on Sports Tonight, Gary Tanguay said the Celtics were still trying to sway Grant Hill, although a story in today's NY Post never mentions the Celtics as an option. I'm tired of waiting for Grant Hill to make up his mind. The Celtics should give him a 48-hour deadline to sign. If he passes, they then move on to plan B.
In another Post story, Stephon Marbury says the Celtics told him they won't resign him and that he is considering playing in Europe. Cross Dahntay Jones off the list, he's signed a 4 yr, $11 million contract with the Pacers.
The Cavaliers continue to stack their roster. They've resigned Andy Varajeao to a 6 yr, $50 million deal and have agreed to a contract structure with the guy I wanted the Celtics to sign, Anthony Parker. And there's a rumor that sends Wally Szczberiak and JJ Hickson to Charlotte for Gerald Wallace.