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Bill Walton Likes Celtics More Than His Son

Chuck - Red's Army August 27, 2009 Uncategorized 16 Comments

Via the LA Times:

"The three legitimate contenders in the East all got significantly
better, but Boston easily improved the most. The title will come down
to who controls the paint. The Celtics — with superior talent, depth
and versatility up front — have positioned themselves perfectly for a
run at No. 18."

Tough to argue the genius that is Bill Walton. In that LA Times blog, Barry Stavro reminds us the Lakers (2-1) are the gamblers favorites, followed by the Cavs (10-3), Celtics (5-1) and Orlando (8-1).

For those thinking about making a futures bet, here's some insight from D.S. Williamson of BetUS.com:

With apologies to L.A.,
Cleveland and Orlando, the Boston Celtics improved the most over the
off-season by signing Rasheed Wallace away from the Detroit Pistons.
‘Sheed, a primarily defensive player, joins a primarily defensive team.
With a healthy Kevin Garnett and an improving Rajon Rondo at the
point-guard position, the Celtics have the pieces in place to make
another run in the 2009-2010 season. Gamblers should be all over these
guys in the sportsbook at those odds.

BetUS.com has the Celtics at +425. I like the odds on the Spurs (+1400). 

Around the league, the Grizzlies have made an offer to Allen Iverson.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    That’s my dawg

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    Yeah, you know, that’s an interesting point. Sheed–primarily a defensive player. We’re all amped up about his threes and shooting ability. But defensively he’s gonna be even bigger. This team will get stops much more readily than last year. No Gasoft shooting over baby down the stretch.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    It’s so good, I’m gonna steal it, with reference of course.

  • paul

    I have to say, the Lakers, Cavs and Celtics have improved the most on paper. The Magic have slightly improved. The thing is, the C’s have had the best offseason because we fixed actual PROBLEMS with the rotation. A back up for Pierce, frontcourt depth, versatility. What we have are OPTIONS. Think about our play book in the playoffs now … damn.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    I’m still a little nervous about Marquiz. I have this fear that he won’t be much different than TA. If you go out and compare them statistically on 82games.com and elsewhere, they are pretty much the same. And if they are the same, we are back to doc having wings, but not using them.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    Hopefully, Billy Boy will make a noticeable improvement this year and get some pt.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    There’s also a chance we could see a slimmed down baby at the three for a few minutes.

  • thetitleisours

    All we were missing is a PJ Bwrown and Posey clones
    We got approximates plus a couple of young guys getting older
    When we finally sign Daniels in “December” it will all work out lol

  • Danno

    I don’t really see how you can say the Magic improved at all when they lost:
    Turkoglu, Lee, & Alston
    and only got back:
    an old, busted, always injured Wince Carter
    in return.
    That would be like if the Celtics traded Bill Walker, Tony Allen and Rondo, and only got back Wally Sczcerbiak.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    they also got Brandon Bass and Matt Barnes, thats nothing to scoff at.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5ebb21970c JD

    But you’re forgetting one important factor: Marquis Daniels actually has a brain, which is just one thing TA lacks.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Barnes, Bass, Ryan Anderson, Jameer Nelson coming back healthy, etc etc, their offseason has been fine

  • Joseph

    “‘Sheed, a primarily defensive player” – you’ve got to be on serious drugs if you think this is true. Rasheed Wallace has NEVER EVER been known for his defense because …well…quite frankly, he doesn’t play defense. Rasheed Wallace is not a good defender and there are no strong examples of his defensive skills – SO QUIT KIDDING YOURSELVES!!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    lol, you’re the one who clearly doesnt know what they are talking about
    Rasheed wallace is a good defender
    Tim Duncan once said his toughest
    seen him defend dwight howard as good as anyone
    how many dpoys did he basically win for ben wallace?
    hes a very good post defender…lol@you

  • nba101

    I’m a Lakers fan but I just wanna see another Lakers vs. Celtics finals. F LeQueen James and the Cavs.

  • Tom

    Rasheed Wallace will be what Bill Walton was to the celtics in 1986, the X factor that helps them win another championship.