I had a pretty laissez-faire take on the victory over the Cavs last night - the C's whooped them good, and that's that. I know there are those who would argue that yesterday's contest signifies something dramatic, Mike Brown's ejection backing that claim. Those same people believe the Pistons game next week is nothing short of huge. And I am not one of those people. So let's look at what is happening in the corners of the room. And, hey, there's P.J. Brown. I'm happy we got him. He's another big body, and I have been asking for one of those since December.
That said, I'm not sure Brown should play much. The way Powe and Baby have been performing almost negates P.J.'s usage except as an insurance policy. Which is exactly as we should have hoped. Because Baby and (particularly) Powe have far exceeded our expectations, the necessity for another big was simply to be on the safe side. For those of you who think that Brown can play as well as Baby or Powe have - you're probably delusional. P.J. is 38, and has been on the way down for a while. Meanwhile Powe has arguably been the Celtics third best player the last month, and Baby has consistently done something positive with the minutes given to him.
Brown is yet another big more suited to play power forward than center, but given the surplus of PF's and the shortage of true centers, expect to see P.J. at the 5. I wholly endorse this signing, but if he is stealing Leon's minutes in May it is likely a sin.
Now we await to see how the Cassell saga plays out, needless to say this is a much bigger deal than P.J., and could greatly effect the season...