Every 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.
"One of the things we made clear is that you'll be playing [based] on
your defense," Rivers said. "If we made anything clear [Monday], it's
that you can make 10 [3-pointers] in a row, but if you're not getting
stops, you're going to come sit next to me. That's the way it has to
be. We have to get back to thinking of ourselves as a defensive team."
Taken at face value, this is great. It's a strong message to send to the team. "Play defense, or sit."
However, this is Doc Rivers we're talking about here. He's notorious for saying one thing to the media and then letting that slide come game time. I don't know if he's just telling us what we want to hear or if he just forgets once the ball is tipped… but I'll throw this in the "I'll believe it when I see it" pile.
If Doc sees a guy get burned a couple of times because he has just decided to stop playing D… then he's got to sit. If he doesn't, then this is an empty threat.
By the way, when you look at that quote and you see "you can make 10 3-pointers in a row, but if you're not getting stops, you're going to come sit next to me"… do you think that was prefaced by "Hey Rasheed"?
Coming up, Page 2… where I need your help shooting a commercial
ESPN is bringing their RV to All Star weekend and I want to go there and shoot a Red's Army commercial. Now… I'm sure the INSIDE of the RV I'm gonna see is not like the inside of this one.
That doesn't have to stop us. Let's all put our heads together and see if we can come up with something. Hopefully I can shoot something quick on Friday and cut it up before the end of the weekend.
Shoot me some ideas in the comments.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Doc puts Celtics on alert | C's @ Hornets scouting report | Globe: Allen a hot topic | Time to make a move? | Davis in a state of euphoria | CSNNE: C's struggle to remain among NBA's elite | MWDN: Road trip will reveal much about Celtics | Reeling Celtics seek solace on the road | WEEI: Video: Doc addresses the press at practice | Dallas Morning News: All Star Weekend has celebs flocking to Dallas | Celtics Blog: Does Larry Brown have a need for Sheed? | Celtics Hub: Does Daniels solve the turnover crisis? | Loy's Place: The clash between heart and head | CSL: Celtics on the good foot?