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.
It's somewhat interesting that Perkins declined comment on Shaq. Perkins
and O'Neal went to war during the Eastern Conference semifinals when
Boston knocked Shaq, LeBron James, and the top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers out of the postseason in six games.
Perkins name was omitted from the list of players Shaq mentioned in a
quote in a press release to announce his signing. To be fair, it's not
like he could thank the entire 15-man roster, and the ones he did point
to are likely to comprise the starting 5 at the beginning of the 2010-11
The answer to the headline is… yes. But I doubt it's anything that will affect team chemistry.
Perkins is probably miffed the Celtics went out and signed another center. Like most athletes, he's full of pride and believes he'll be back from injury sooner rather than later.
On Page 2, proof Brian Scalabrine is a really good guy.
Scalabrine said he has had some conversations with the Celtics, but
the club has been busy retooling its bench and is running out of roster
"The thing you have to realize is I don't sweat things out of my
control," he said. "I am not doing this (community event) to get signed.
I am not feeding children to be signed. I am feeding children because
children need to be fed.
"Based on this year, I knew I would have to be patient. If I had to
go to Europe and play I will go do Europe and play. My kids are going to
go to great schools in Europe and they are going to learn the culture
over there and take it as a learning experience and 10 years from now, I
am going to call back and say, 'remember when we lived in Barcelona for
We've poked fun at Scal many, many times over the years, but he's a good guy. I don't see any way he re-signs with the Celtics. We wish him luck.
The rest of the links:
Herald – Breaking down the Celtics | ESPN Boston – Shaq jerseys for sale | SB Nation – Knicks sign Roger Mason Jr | WEEI – Shaq challenges Jim Rome to boxing match | Celtics Town – Rudy F. headed to Chicago? |