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KG, pack your bags.
Next to go were Big Baby and Von Wafer in a trade for Brandon Bass. This is when I started getting the idea for this post. Baby has more natural talent than Bass, but with the latter you only need to worry about basketball. Baby SOOO wants to have a Shaq/D12 like following. He's just not funny enough (Neither are Shaq and D12, but when you're a superstar more people laugh at your jokes). Baby had worn out his welcome in Boston. Wafer had always been known as a knucklehead, a talented one mind you. By all accounts he was pretty well behaved in Boston. He seemed to be the more innocent party in the Delonte/Wafer fight. With that said, I doubt he became a player that Doc advocated keeping.
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tweet to get as many followers as Shaq?
Lastly, Delonte West signed with the Mavs for the league minimum. Now Delonte wanted to come back to the Celtics. The only reason I can see why the Celtics wouldn't have signed him for the minimum (a steal) is that they simply preferred not to have to deal with his baggage. I would have re-signed him, but then again I'm not privy to all the behind the scenes stuff. The Celtics already have some interesting personalities in KG and Rondo, and maybe they felt like that's fine if you're an all-star, but we're not dealing with it if you're an oft-injured guard.
So five "personalities" were removed and who were they replaced with?
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Delonte didn't take his meds.
So is this a new direction for the Celtics or just something they're trying this year. Is this character requirement only for the bench or is it the reason why Rajon Rondo keeps having his name mentioned in trade rumors much more than a young all-star point guard should? It also might explain why the Celtics showed no interest in Josh Smith after he mentioned the Celtics as a team he wanted the Hawks to trade him to. Definitely something to keep your eye on.
What are your thoughts? Did the Celtics make a conscientious decision to remove the larger than life backups for more regular guys or is it just a coincidence? JR 12/24/2011 05:05:00 AM Tweet Edit