morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
According to Perkins, in Wednesday’s game, he said nothing to official
Monty McCutchen, who told Perkins to stop complaining. McCutchen began
yelling at him, according to Perkins, who responded, “Why are you
talking to me like that?’’ Official Zach Zarba then called the
technical on Perkins.
“They are allowed to scream at you
like you are their child, huh?’’ Perkins said. “It ain’t nothing that I
can’t stop, so it’s just something I’ve got to control and do a better
job. Obviously these last two just wasn’t my fault, so I’ve got to do a
better job of controlling myself.’’
Wallace, Perkins is amassing “reputation technicals.’’ It’s one thing
if Allen gets upset, but when it’s Perkins, officials have a shorter
fuse, especially when he looks so unpleasant during games. Perkins said
he isn’t going to change his demeanor.
you don’t know me by now, from when I start the game to when I finish
the game, there’s always a frown,’’ he said. “So it’s not like I am
changing my emotions throughout the game.
Sometimes, when you're a young guy like Perk, you have to realize what's happening and back off a little. Go back a little and try to earn the right to talk to the refs. Kevin Garnett says all sorts of outlandish stuff to referees (and in general on the court, really) but he's earned a little leeway.
The bottom line here is Perk doesn't have much choice. He's been in the league a few years, but he's only recently become a legit player. He needs to know that refs have a definite "don't talk to me like that you scrub" attitude about getting lip from lesser players. In the time where he should have been earning a right to get a little animated with refs… he was building a rep of being a hot-head.
Coming up, Page 2… Where Danny's treating KG like Pedro Martinez
"Let's say you have Pedro or Curt Schilling, and they're used to
pitching 250 innings a year and going into the season you want them to
pitch 180 or 190, maybe miss three starts and be fresh for the
playoffs. That's what I'd liken it to."
It's funny… we come into the season saying things like "I don't care if they rest a guy here and there… miss a game or two just to keep them fresh." Then when they do… we freak out a little.
Granted, if we felt like everyone was being up front with us, maybe we'd be a little calmer. If we're resting guys like Pedro and Schilling were rested… fine. If it's more than that… then not fine.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Celtics seek control of spinning rotation | Celtics reload for big run | Celtics look ahead for 2010 | 9 key moments of '09 | Globe: Report: Gilbert Arenas, Javaris Crittendon pull guns on each other | WBZ: NH Marine to be honored by Celtics | Celtics Blog: Getting there is half the fun | Celtics Hub: 10 best personnel moves of the 2000's | North Station: Resolutions for watching games in 2010 | CSL: Gang Green 3-10 | Celtics team of the decade part 2