The Sports Guy's new
favorite player is theoretically unselfish, except for the part
about him being infected by the ghost of Antoine Walker and jacking up
every 3 he can possibly get his hands on. Only Baron
Davis has taken so many 3s to so little effect, and Davis has played
nearly 50 percent more minutes.
What makes Wallace even more
maddening is that there are plenty of shots you want him to take and he
won't take them — getting him to post up has proved frustratingly
difficult ever since Mike Dunleavy was ripping out his few remaining
hairs trying to get him to do it in Portland.
Yeah, yeah, everyone's piling on Sheed lately. I know this is pretty much piling at at this point.
In all honesty, I'm perfectly willing to wait until the entire script is written before passing judgment on Sheed.
The reality is Sheed has spent a lot more time on the block recently. His refusal to rebound sometimes is still an issue, but I wouldn't be shocked if he changes his game even more in the playoffs. I also wouldn't be shocked if he didn't.
Soooo…. who the hell knows.
Coming up, Page 2… where Ray Allen is trying to set the example for Sheed
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At the later stages of his NBA tenure, Allen is making adjustments to
his offense. He has taken an average of 1.2 fewer 3-pointers per game
this season, putting more emphasis on driving to the basket.…“I try to be as aggressive as I can
be without being overbearing in the offense,’’ he said. “When I get the
ball in my hands, if I have a shot [I] just try to get into the paint,
get to the hole and go to the free throw line…
“It’s on us as a team, guys have to move
the ball and once it comes to me, I will be aggressive,’’ he said. “I
just know how teams are playing me and they try to take the jump shot
away. Most people talk about how I shoot the ball, that being the strong
suit. I’ve played the game of basketball my whole life and I just like
to take whatever the defense gives me.’’
Right now, Ray's the #1 option. And when he's aggressive and going to the hole or taking 10-15 footers before settling for 3's, chances are good he'll be productive.
Quiet day in Celtics-land yesterday.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Michael Finley fits right in | Scouting report: Wizards at Celtics | Globe: Wizards thumbnails | ESPN Boston: Mailbag: Is Doc the problem? | Gino's Jungle: Is Rasheed the worst Boston Celtic ever? | CSL: Gang Green 3-24 | USA Today: Doc's son decommits from Florida, eyes Duke