“The biggest thing I can do on the offensive end is just be a threat,”
added Scalabrine, who made all three of his treys Monday. “Until they
start leaving me wide open, I’m at least helping to space the floor for
other people. If they start leaving me, then that becomes a real
problem. But they’re guarding me, and that helps other people.”
I'll just repeat something that I've said in the past: Scal does not suck. Sorry if you think he does. He's not a guy who deserves 20 minutes a night… but he understands the game of basketball and he can step in and not destroy the team's rhythm. It's nice to see him start hitting some shots, because that's what everyone points to when determining whether you're good or not… even though there is a lot more to the game.
Coming up, Page 2… Where Rondo explains the art of passing
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No Formula for the No-Look: Rondo has a way of baffling his defenders by making the pass they least expected.
“Maybe just practice, try [no-look passes] every once in a while. But
not now. You try to be solid and not make the home run pass, but it’s
just natural for me. I don’t really try to do it to get the oohs and
the ahhs. It’s the play I feel I need to make at the time. I may not be
able to make the simple pass and it has to be the trickery bounce pass
or the no-look pass to confuse the defense.”
I'll just quote Mike Gorman on Rajon Rondo: "This kid is special."
There isn't a single player in the league that plays like Rajon Rondo. He's a unique talent.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Scouting report: Celtics at Nets | Globe: Perkins carrying bigger load | Nets thumbnails | ESPN Boston: Hudson debuts with Grizzlies | Painful stretch | MWDN: Celtics still struggling to be at full strength | CSNNE: Pierce wants second chance at 3 point contest | The days of our injured lives: A Celtics story | Camerato: Bibby still drowning out the noise in Boston | Lex: EHouse may not be safe | Celtics Hub: Perk and Rondo, return of the turnover problem | LOSCY: The sequel to "John Tucker Must Die" is certainly "Brian Scalabrine Must Die" | Gino's Jungle: Does Pierce deserve a shot at 3 point contest? | North Station: Frustration is mounting as expectations of 2010 are upside down | CSL: Stern hates Boston (and every other place populated by NBA fans)