The Celtics won their third straight Summer League game against the Pacers yesterday and ehhhh… The longer Summer League continues, the more I’m reminded of the impending dashing of dreams and just how meaningless most of this is. Just imagine Kevin Garnett in any of these games. Or LeBron James.
That said, the offseason is long. So let’s talk about it!
THINGS THAT HAVE IMPRESSED ME
The defense. The Celtics Summer Campers are working really hard on the defensive end. Outside of a few Plumlee posterizings and late rotations, the C’s played excellent defense yesterday.
E’Twaun Moore was one of the most NBA-like players on the court yesterday. He’s managing the game, converting tough finishes, and setting the tone on the defensive end. He looks poised for a big jump if he ends up making the team.
Kris Joseph keeps getting better and better and has played like the only other (other than E’Twaun Moore) complete player on the roster.
Fab Melo can pass! It’s crazy, but he’s making rec-league point guard passes. The three that stick out from yesterday include the drive and dish early on, the fake jumper hi-lo pass, and the fast break push and dish. The C’s need a third point guard and seem to have a surplus of big men…
THINGS THAT HAVE NOT IMPRESSED ME