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Celtics Four-Point Play (3-6)

Here’s the Celtics Four-Point Play, which is a day late today due to the Pistons game Wednesday night. I will cover Kendrick Perkins’ resurgence, Sam Cassell’s trip to Maryland, Gabe Pruitt going to Utah, and Scot Pollard’s season-ending injury. 

1. In his last three games, Kendrick Perkins has averaged 13.3 points (67% FG), 13.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.7 blocks.

  • Is this the Perk we’ve been waiting for, or is it just a flash in the pan? I’d say it’s a little of both. Perk is definitely improving, and KG has a lot to do with that. But, Perk is not Al Jefferson yet, not by a long shot.
  • It will be interesting to see if Perk can keep this up. I added him to my fantasy team just in case this is a lot more than just an aberration.

2. In case you’re wondering where Sam Cassell has been since he signed, he went to Baltimore to attend the funeral of a family member.

  • Danny Ainge gave Cassell a few days to get himself together before joining the team, and that makes sense. We really don’t need him until the playoffs anyway. 
  • I’m pretty pumped for his debut. His signing especially opens the door for everyone to return to a role more natural to them. Eddie House can return to being a shooter, and Tony Allen can return to being a scorer and perimeter defender.

3. Gabe Pruitt was reassigned to the Utah Flash (Celtics NBADL affiliate) for the third time this season to clear room for Sam Cassell.

  • From what I’ve seen, Pruitt has shown some flashes of good play in his short time here. At 6’4″, he’s good some good size for a point guard and that will be valuable when he gets older.
  • This was the obvious move for Danny, as Pruitt wouldn’t see a minute on the floor in the playoffs. It’s a shame though that Pruitt can’t enjoy the playoff experience and has to goto Utah for the third time this season.

4. Scot Pollard said his season is over because of a torn tendon in his left ankle. (at his size, OUCH)

  • This news came soon after P.J Brown (also a forward/center) was signed. His being injured may have had something to do with Brown’s signing.
  • Pollard’s a funny guy and a nice clubhouse presence, but he didn’t contribute anything significant on the court this season. He will probably not be missed.
  • Hopefully his show on Comcast Sports Net stays on the air for the rest of the season…

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