|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 24, 2013 at 5:40 PM|
Both players probably wouldn't be on this team if it wasn't for season ending injuries to Rondo, and Barbosa. In their first game together. They controlled the game like 10 year veterans, and guys who knew the Celtics playbook already. The game seems to be natural for both players, and they seem like high 1.Q guys. The expectations after one game seems to be high for these guys, and the Celtics need production out of both players. The Celtics are deeper than they started the season in some ways. But imagine this current team with Rondo, and Sully.
In the present. The Celtics shouldn't fear anyone. But it will take a lot of luck, and great basketball to beat anyone in the playoffs. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I think the East is wide open outside of the Heat. Although the Pacers seem very tough to beat. The Celtics seem to have a knack in helping young guys out who had issues on past teams. You can't blame guys like Crawford, and Williams who may have been problem child's on past teams. Yes they should be held accountable for their actions, but the NBA needs to have some kind of plan that helps these kids out. They have programs, but they don't seem to work. Not every team has KG, Pierce, Doc, and Rondo. Some may question why I put Rondo there, but like it or not. He's a team leader in some capacity.
"I think that's what made everything go downhill -- not being a professional," Williams said prior to Boston's 113-99 loss to the Lakers Wednesday. "I was young, 20-whatever, money, and not really caring -- I cared about playing basketball, but I didn't care about putting the work into basketball. Now, if you go to China, even for a day, you learn how to be a professional. You want to come back so fast."
I think will see Williams for the rest of the season after his 10-day contract is up. Both players on the court at the same time is magical. At least in the first game together. Can that magic continue? For Celtics nation I hope so.