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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics still coach Perk

RedsArmyAdmin May 17, 2011 Uncategorized 7 Comments

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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.

"I try not to think about it, but God does everything for a reason and God shows people why he does everything for a reason," Perkins said. "At the end of the day I've been talking to KG a lot, I've been talking to Rondo a lot and I've been talking to [Celtics coach] Doc [Rivers] a lot.

"They wish the best for me and I wish the best for them. They just keep sending me text messages here and there telling me what I need to do, telling me how I need to lead this young team."

Star Telegram:  Perkins recovers from trade to help Thunder

That's a testament to how close this team was.  These guys are still watching Perk and still keeping in touch to coach him through the series and make sure he's helping his team win.

Nice to see Perk doing well… and glad to hear that the former teammates and his former coach are still in touch.  They called him a member of the family and they meant it.  Personally… I'm pulling for OKC.  And really… anyone but Miami.  Screw LeBron.

On Page 2, Looking ahead to the draft

"We just need to get more talent," said Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations.

Because the Celtics have so many holes to fill on their roster, there's no need to be as position-specific as some other teams.

That's why despite having the No. 25 pick and the No. 55 pick in the second round, the C's can legitimately take the best player available who fits their needs which consists of, in part, players who have the ability to run the floor and bring an improved level of athleticism to the C's roster. 

We'll spend this week examining some of the top draft prospects in next month's NBA draft.

Today we'll take a look at some of the top point guard/combo guard prospects, including those in Bold that might be available for the Celtics when they're on the clock 

CSNNE: Celtics draft primer: Point Guards/Combo Guards

Sherrod goes on to list the players and their anticipated draft positions.  I'm not even really interested in this particular group because the C's are pretty set at the PG position right now… especially if Delonte comes back.  I like Avery Bradley and I want to see what he can do. 

Then again, we always like the guys we have.  I wanted to see what Gerald Green could do at one point too.  Of the group in this list, I'd lean towards Darius Morris of Michigan because (a) he's more of a pure PG and (b) he's 6'4"… and I'm sick of having tiny little guards out there.  Some size would be nice. 

But I'm betting Danny goes with a forward late in the draft… so I'm not going to get too much into this group.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston: C's make Rivers deal official  |  WEEI:  Report:  Rockets interview Frank again  |  Herald:  Celtics playoff report card  |  Doc swayed by players  |  Globe:  Rivers agrees to deal  |  Rivers deal is run through  |  SLAM:  Doc to have minor throat surgery

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/triompheemperor brian

    Speaking of the draft…
    Do you think that Avery will see a significant increase of minutes next year?
    He didn’t really play much last year. We kept him because he is a good defender, and unlike most of the roster now, is young and athletic. Why do we need to look elsewhere for athletic depth behind rondo when we already have a 19th pick who’s supposed to be an athletic stopper?
    Behind Rondo and West, if he’s back next year, how much do we really another point guard. Ray, Rondo, Bradley, and West in the back court sounds pretty good to me.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115709edd57970b G4L

    I really dont see much in Avery Bradley. He almost seems like Tony Allen to me. He doesnt have the best dribble, Athletic, Good defender, & not the best scorer from what I’ve seen.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    I will say here first Avery is an overseas starter player at best. The issue with this years draft it will be talked about like the 2000 draft. The second round you may find a gem but I put no hope in this draft!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/raoul4rmla Raoul4rmLA

    Who was Rondo, Davis, and Perkins when they first came to the C’s? No one expected much out of them. Boston is about getting blank-canvas-type players with the right size, athleticism, height, or something and make them work the Boston way. Not about getting a pick like John Wall, expect them to learn nothing, and place all bets on ‘em.
    Avery Bradley, if they keep him, will turn into a phenomenal guard. Earlier in the year, they voted for rookies in many different categories. Bradley appeared in none… except for being voted the best defensive rookie of this year’s rookie class. I LOVE THAT not only because Defensive is Boston, but because this was purely based on his college game, considering there had not been enough play time to judge on in the NBA.
    The C’s only let Avery out of the cage and run wild once this year… April 15th vs. NY… 20pts on 10-16, 3rebs, 2 assists and steals. I’m drooling at the thought of this kid with a wingspan almost as long as Rondo’s, getting some pure PG tips, passing tips, shooting from Ray, bag of tricks from Paul, and insanity from KG lol. The kid, imo, has a lot more confidence driving the paint and jump shooting(although not a shooter), than Rondo. I really wanna see what he learns because the C’s create leaders. Perk, Allen, Thibs, Scal all on diff teams right now with their best asset being their experience and leadership.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/celticfan822 Nick

    U guys are really hard on young Avery… I really disagree and I feel that he’ll be a great piece for out future. He’s got a good jumper and he can really d up…. His defense is flawless, I really would love to see him Rondo and Jeff Green running the break, i’de also love to sign Al Thornton and add him to that group

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Where is Brian Zoubek???????????

  • http://profile.typepad.com/licktheglassitol Classless

    As long as Doc is here, young guys like Bradley will have to overachieve to get in the lineup.