Sunday, November 28, 2010

High Casualty Rate in Boston

The Celtics are playing well so far (save for an odd one-point loss to Toronto), but soon they will fiercely feel the tension of thermodynamics' Second Law. The team is going to suffer with their older roster and their early crush of injuries. It is hard to roll over top-quality basketball players when your squad has the following infirmities:

  • Rajon Rondo is battling plantar fasciitis and a hamstring problem.

  • Jermaine O'Neal has chronic knee tendinitis.

  • Kendrick Perkins is recovering from major surgery to his knee ligaments.

  • Delonte West just broke his wrist.

  • Semih Erden has a nagging shoulder problem that could eventually end his season.

  • Avery Bradley is recovering from a serious ankle injury.

  • Besides their five starters, and the aforementioned injured guys, they have Glen Davis, Marquis Daniels, Nate Robinson, Von Wafer, and Luke Harangody. These lads may be spry enough to power the Celtics through wintry challenges that may come, but when the air turns vernal, they will need the bulk of their bigs and the defensive agility of West and Bradley. The Celtics were wise to sign fifteen players for their roster, the maximum allowed under NBA rules. Rather than prizing cost savings, Celtics ownership is showing that the real lucre is its desired catch.


    Anonymous said...

    You're an ass for randomly hating on players.

    Anonymous said...

    this blog really sucks and shows absolutely no insight.

    Bhel Atlantic said...

    Anonymous #1: Which player did I "hate" on in this post? Actually I lived in Boston for several years and I like the Celtics.

    Anonymous #2: Sorry you don't like what we have to offer. Keep reading and we will try harder!