Friday, November 30, 2007
Baby You're Out Of Time
I was just writing last week that Scalabrine has done an admirable job on the court, being a good chemistry guy and playing with his head. With that said, Scal's rightful place is on the bench. Big Baby's (inevitable) ascension has made it clear that he deserves regular minutes, and there is no one better to take them from than Scal. Let's put a few things in perspective - even though Scal has appeared to be doing good on the court, his PER is all of a whopping 5.95. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Hollinger's ratings, 5.95 sucks - basically you don't deserve court time if your PER is below 10, no matter how good a defensive or "chemistry" guy you are. No one else on the Celtics who plays regularly has a PER below 10, except Tony Allen, who is still obviously recuperating his legs. Baby, on the other hand, has in limited minutes recorded a PER of 20.51 - which is an All-Star type number. Now I don't mean to say Baby can keep putting up such a high PER, but I know he certainly can provide considerable offensive firepower. One can argue that after the Triumvirate, Rondo, and House it is Baby who is the most dynamic offensive option on the Celtics. This means he deserves a prominent role off the bench every game. Put Posey at 3 more, and let Baby shine. Also, I don't know how many of you saw this when Shoals originally wrote it, but I think it describes the Triumvirate's on-court dynamic pretty well. Should be a tough game tonight, let's hope they can pull it out...
Posted by Tim Grimes at 11:29 AM