This section is solely about creating the perfect diet and exercise regime for Shaq.
OK, not really, but maybe a little weight loss would prevent the big man from getting injured while jogging down the court (however, I have no ideas to help him avoid slipping on ice).
I'm not sure what spurred the desperation that led to the slew of moves that the Celtics made at the deadline.
I always tried to justify (rather insensibly) The Trade. After reminding myself that the Celtics needed to get something for Perkins before his contract expired, I concocted a unique but not-so-farfetched explanation for all the moves (besides the one I just mentioned).
The spinal injury to Marquis Daniels left the Celtics without a suitable backup to Pierce, and Green seemed like the perfect fit.
With Perkins gone, the Celtics went into “we might just be in trouble and we need overcompensate by taking low-risk chances on random free agents” mode.
Enter Carlos Arroyo (take that, Miami, the C's just got the player that failed to survive your mediocre rotation off the bench—but wait, look at the determination in the photo), Troy Murphy (a solid player...at one time) and Sasha Pavlovic (that's right, LeBron, they're taking on all your former scrubs).
I would like to thank all three players (I don't have the heart to include Krstic here) for taking up the roster space made available by the Celtics ridding themselves of a major chunk of the relevant youth within the organization (and doing nothing with it).
With no components of this group showing any signs of lighting a fire under themselves in Boston, it is time to go back to square one.
There are ample mid-level free agents to be had this year (some of which were mentioned here) and I am praying that Celtics can craft a decent group of picks come draft time.
Nothing like rebuilding a bench.
Still, I can't wait to see how Luke Harangody and Semih Erden develop heading into next season.