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Keith Bogans would like to get off the bench

Chuck - Red's Army January 2, 2014 Celtics News, Keith Bogans 12 Comments

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Keith Bogans – an integral part of the trade that shipped Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn – is unhappy with his playing time here in Boston.

Bogans has logged a whopping 28 minutes in 4 games this season. He’s contributed 0 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal.

He vented to Hoopsworld’s Jess Camerato:

“I had no idea that I would be in this position,” Bogans said. “[My expectations were] that I would play.”

“[I miss] everything,” Bogans said. “Everything. Imagine 11 years and just this. … It would not matter [how many minutes] as long as I was on the court playing. It wouldn’t matter. I’ve got more DNPs [this season] than I have in 10 years.”

It’s hard to feel sorry for Bogans because the man is making $5 million this season. His salary was inflated so the trade would fit the parameters of the CBA.

Bogans is making more money this year than in the previous 4 years combined. Until he hit the lottery with Boston, his highest annual salary was $2.5 million (08-09 with Milwaukee).

“Money is good, but if you’re not happy doing what you love to do… I want to play basketball,” Bogans said. In response to whether or not he is happy, Bogans continued, “The fact that I’m not playing, no. But put people in my position and see what would happen. It’s easier said than done. So anybody can say yeah I’m happy, I’m getting money, but come on now.”

“It is what it is,” Bogans said. “I’ve never been the guy who goes up and starts to complain. That’s not my personality.”

Never been the guy to complain? This entire story is one big complaint.

There isn’t much hope for Bogans. Rajon Rondo’s eventual return will only push him further down the depth chart.

Maybe Danny Ainge can work Bogans and his expiring contract into a deal. Until then, he needs to sit tight and count his money.

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  • Step

    Maybe I’m reading the article wrong, but he wasn’t complaining. In fact, in the interview, Brad said that he’s glad that he has that urgency to play.They asked him the questions and he responded. He’s a professional athlete and he wants to play, but you guys will blow it out of proportion..smh.

    • eddysamson

      Gotta agree with ya there. One of my all time biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me I’m complaining/whining when I’m not really.

      • forever_green

        Stop Complaining…lol

        • eddysamson

          BASTARD!

      • Step

        I hate that. Chuck just took a couple of quotes out of the article to paint a picture of someone that’s unhappy and complaining. That’s why I read the entire article to get a clearer picture.

    • chuckmckenney

      Definition of complain: express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or event.

      Bogans is clearly expressing his dissatisfaction or complaining and that’s not disputable. Did I vilify him for that? I don’t think so. The headline is fair as is the blog.

      • Step

        Thanks for the definition..didn’t need it. No one said the blog wasn’t fair, but the tone of the article was as if he was being like Courtney Lee (who in my opinion was really complaining about his playing time to the media). It was obviously an interview about his playing time and he told them how he felt,he also followed up with how he’s a professional and how his time will come.

  • tvor03

    Bogans has never averaged double figures in points, and has never spent more than two seasons with any team. It’s amazing that he’s been able to play for as long as he has. He’s a journeyman, role player. And not a very good role player. This is likely his last year in the NBA, so he better just enjoy whatever Stevens gives him and be quiet the rest of the time.

    • P Funk

      Some guys can bring value to a team without playing in games. Look at Scal…That said, he should be happy with whatever he gets.

  • Jester00

    .394 lifetime FG% that is why you should be happy on the bench

    • P Funk

      Amen brother

  • Chuck Da buck

    Looks like bogans noticed that if u complain about playing time Stevens plays u more will see if it holds true with him. If it does I will lose a lil respect for Stevens.