A quick summer Friday post on two tidbits that caught my eye:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Cunningham examines the reasons why Shaq ended up in Boston and not with the Hawks:
I’ve been told that Atlanta wouldn’t budge on giving Shaq a starting nod over Al, who is after all still only 24-years old and an All-Star. Shaq believes he will get the starting nod over Jermaine O’Neal in Boston as Kendrick Perkins rehabs from his knee injury.
Chris Forsberg at ESPNBoston.com had this to say in his latest mailbag:
While Jermaine O’Neal already uttered the company line and suggested Perkins is the starter whenever he returns, it’s hard to imagine he won’t be the starter on opening night…Part of the reason Jermaine O’Neal came to Boston was the chance to start at the beginning of the season, and it’s hard to imagine the Celtics taking that away unless his performance requires it.
Hmm. Which is it? Who do you guys think should start? And are you worried this could be an issue?