I was THIS close to deleting my notes from Doc's weekly WEEI appearance because there was nothing really interesting being said.
Then he was asked about whether the Perkins trade was the right move (here we go). And to his credit, Doc didn't give a canned answer. When asked if it was the right move, he said that we'd have to wait and see if it was the right move. Meaning… if the Celtics win the championship, then it was the right move. If not, then it might not have been.
When asked, again, about how it all went down (in an effort to see if this is still affecting the guys) Doc said he talked to all the key players about it and no one said no. Pressed on it and asked specifically if Rajon Rondo was on board, Doc repeated "no one said no." Obviously the question insinuates Rondo has been pissed off about the trade and that's the cause of his poor play. I'm sure Doc's answer is a thinly veiled way of saying it's not.
Yeah… the topic keeps coming up. And people keep asking and Doc, to his credit (or maybe not) keeps answering. I hope that this puts and end to the talk…but I know it won't.
Not much else of note from the show other than he thinks Delonte West will play on Sunday. We don't know about Shaq yet, but its possible. And when the topic of Kobe's slur came up… the guys jokingly asked what if David Stern had a full-time lip reader on KG? Doc said "We'd be in trouble."