I will be the first to say, "This is as good as Avery Bradley is going to get." I constant think he is at his peak. Well overall in this 2016-17 season thus far, Bradley is proving me wrong yet again...
Brian Scalabrine sent the NBA into a whirlwind Monday when he blabbed about a Klay Thompson being traded to the Celtics on his SiriusXM radio show. What followed was national media outlets like ESPN and Fox turning what was a team broadcaster with an unknown radio show talking about nothing, into real story, even though it wasn’t. Whether or not the rumors are true, it’s possible.
As of late, there has been plenty of buzz about the possibility of the Celtics trading for superstar forward Anthony Davis. I'm here to tell you if he worth it or not.
It's officially MLB's offseason and despite the fact that teams like the Atlanta Braves have come out guns blazin', the hot stove has yet to heat up for Dave Dombrowski and company. That being said, it is way too early to tell who is going to be in the Red Sox clubhouse come April. Regardless, I'm sure enough of you out there are suffering from Red Sox withdrawals as bad as I am. Hopefully this will help.
Isaiah Thomas has always been one of my favorite players. Let me preface that by saying I have always been a fan of the little guys. So being one of the little guys, Isaiah Thomas has always been a diamond in the rough in my mind. He was a different type of little guy. He was a short guy that didn't mind, maybe even preferred, driving into and banging with the big guys in the paint. He has had an incredible NBA journey and the train has not stopped yet. Isaiah Thomas is making sure people remember his game.
The Celtics just gave up 77 points to the Denver Nuggets… in the first half. 42 points in the first quarter. I think Tommy said it best last night: “You know, there’s not a lot of teams that can score 40 points in a quarter, and I don’t think that Denver is one of them”. Celtics fans are not pleased with what they’ve seen so far. This team was supposed to the 2nd, or at least 3rd best team in the eastern conference! Fans have reason to be pissed off.
Last season, the Celtics ranked 4th in the league in defensive rating. So far this season, they rank 29th (per basketballreference.com). That’s bad. Like, really, really bad. Last night they gave up 128 points to the Cavaliers. The Cavs only averaged 104 points against last year's Celtics. So what’s going on? Why are the Celtics so bad on defense this season?
A tip of the cap to the Chicago Cubs. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, my only advice to the Northside faithful is to savor as much of this time as possible. As Tom Petty famously sang “the waiting is the hardest part”, and for some, waiting a lifetime for a Cubs World Series only makes victory that much sweeter. Whether this team becomes a dynasty or never quite recaptures their 2016 magic, no sports moment will ever feel like last night did. When the Red Sox won the 2007 & 13 World Series Championships, I was elated, but NOTHING will ever replace the feeling I had when the ball landed in Doug Mienkiewicz’s first base glove on that late October night in 2004. Enjoy the moment, it doesn’t last long.
Here we go again... Tiger Woods has released that he will make his return. This time Tiger claims he will be ready to go for the Hero World Challenge on December 1st, hosted by his foundation.