[but] these past few practices haven’t been good, I don’t think,’’
Perkins said after yesterday’s workout. “They haven’t been our best
practices. We’ve been turning over the ball, just being sloppy the last
as far as Doc and the coaching staff, they had the right game plan for
practice. As a team, we haven’t had the perfect execution for practice.
We just gotta get back on the right track.’’
I'll be honest… reports of sloppy practice worry me more than anything I'll see in a game short of major injury. Other teams can get hot or game plan their way to making you look bad. You can be on a back-to-back and be tired. But looking bad in practice is all on you. Especially when the Celtics are letting you sleep in now. No excuses. That needs to be cleaned up.
On the plus side… Perk is stepping up and being vocal. He doesn't like what he sees… and he's letting everyone know about it. That's nice to see. Perk's been here for a while… and he's not going to take anything from anyone. He can let the news guys have it if that's what needs to be done… and he can let the stars know what's up too.
No fear. I like it.
After the jump, Page 2… where KG and Doc disagree
“I wouldn’t call it slippage,” he said. “It’s kind of weird
(because) one thing leads to another. Slippage is when you stop being
consistent with what you’ve started with. If you look at the two games
we’ve lost, (vs. Atlanta) Joe Johnson was very aggressive. Usually we
cancel Mike Bibby out, but he broke out. Same thing with Indiana. Danny
Granger was very aggressive early and once we cooled him off, Dontae
Jones was really aggressive. When he was with Denver he wasn’t even a
“You give guys confidence, then anybody can score in this league,”
Garnett said. “You can’t win like that. It just makes it difficult to
win. I wouldn’t call it slippage, though. Are we as crisp as we can be?
No. We are not that team that’s as polished as we can be, but we’re
trying to put it together.”
"Slippage" is the word of the year so far with the Celtics. Doc's using it all the time.
But if slippage isn't the word, KG… then what's the word to explain what you're saying? Sloppy? Apathetic? Confused?
It seems like Doc thinks these guys were further along in their progression and they've regressed a little. KG seems to think they were never as far as Doc thought and this team is a work in progress.
I'm leaning more towards Doc's side… but maybe I'm wrong. What do you guys think?
The rest of the links:
Herald: C's/Warriors scouting report | Globe: Time to look for some help? | Warriors thumbnails | MetroWest: Pierce Back at Practice | WEEI: Doc (on Belichick): You Don't Apologize for Risks | Doc Says The C's Are Average | Hardwood Houdini: PP Proving He's a Leader | CBS: Dunleavy, Frank Next to be Fired?