Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

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    Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

    I know it probably doesn't matter at this point. But I don't remember Walker being this dirty. Not really so much cheap shots. But just general cheating.

    His idea of defense is to grab and hold the nearest guy in his general area. Which he gets away with because that's the way the league is now. But then, when his guy gets the ball he gets on top of him, gets within two inches of his face and starts bumping him all over the court with his body. Which is, apparently, legal as long as his arms are relatively straight  in the air. I don't want to turn this into a commentary on NBA officiating. I think we all know how out of control that is.

    But there were a few times during this series I watched Walker play and thought of Bruce Bowen. And I don't mean that as a compliment.

    I don't know, I just don't remember him being like that with the Celtics.
     
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    Re: Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

    Walker really didnt play much with the Celtics... as a Knick he must have been influenced by Melo being on the team, cause Melo is great at taking cheap shots and running away. Walker played a little rough in this series but really, whats he got to lose?? Hes a nobody trying to make a name for himself..

    One time Ray buried a 3 and got Walkers attention... Ray put his hand in front of his face attempting to make some sort of point... was that ever followed up on postgmae?
     
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    Re: Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

    Bill Walker is the kind of player you'd like if he played for your team.  He plays with an attitude, and his game is such that opposing fans will not like him.  Not sure he would've developed in Boston, but he does enough good things (shoots, slashes, tries to play D, can post up) to be a bench guy and will be in the league for a while.  I'd take him now over a few of the guys on the roster.   
     
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    Re: Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

    I think I'd perfer him on the C's bench than some of the characters on there now, who are taking up space.
     
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    Re: Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

    I don't know if Walker is a dirty player but he does play with a chip on his shoulder.  Shawne Williams plays like that too.  Walker went up strong on several occasions for dunks and tried to throw that off arm in there.  He got called for the offensive foul but I like his aggressiveness.  Defensively, I suppose it was their strategy to play physical with us.

    Honestly, I have no problem with that.  As a matter of fact, I wish Jeff Green played more with that mentality.  Green needs to play angry or with a chip on his shoulders because he seems so passive on the court.  With his talent, he needs to go strong to the basket and go over people for dunks.  He just seems so passive and his facial expressions (seemingly looks lost alot) don't help.
     
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    Re: Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

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    [QUOTE]I know it probably doesn't matter at this point. But I don't remember Walker being this dirty. Not really so much cheap shots. But just general cheating. His idea of defense is to grab and hold the nearest guy in his general area. Which he gets away with because that's the way the league is now. But then, when his guy gets the ball he gets on top of him, gets within two inches of his face and starts bumping him all over the court with his body. Which is, apparently, legal as long as his arms are relatively straight  in the air. I don't want to turn this into a commentary on NBA officiating. I think we all know how out of control that is. But there were a few times during this series I watched Walker play and thought of Bruce Bowen. And I don't mean that as a compliment. I don't know, I just don't remember him being like that with the Celtics.
    Posted by df2[/QUOTE]

    Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the Celtics try to get him back

    They need a defensive specialist, and I think Walker could be molded into the next Ron Artest (which as long as he's on our team would be a good thing)
     
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    Re: Is it my imagination or has Bill Walker turned into a dirty player?

    If Jeff Green had Bill Walker's fire he would be a much better player. 
     
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    [QUOTE]If Jeff Green had Bill Walker's fire he would be a much better player. 
    Posted by CablesWyndBairn[/QUOTE]

    He definitely needs to be more agressive.  Maybe he will develop this as he gets older or is influenced by other Celtics players.  
     
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