[I posted a version of this a couple of years ago, but the list was lost when the Board reconfigured itself.]
Below, in no particular order (after my memory gave out, I perused rosters), are the 41 point guards the Celtics tried out after DJ retired. There may be as many as half a dozen more shooting guards and swing men the team threw out there just to see what would happen. Other than Douglas, Billips, Wesley, and a younger Gary Payton, there aren’t many on that list you could call First Class PGs. We spent years lamenting “The Celtics need a point guard.”
Now we have RR. Is he perfect? No. Is he high maintenance? Probably. Is he someone you’d like to have as a next door neighbor? Or have a beer with? Maybe not. In an era blessed with a plethora of PGs, is he in the top five? Almost certainly.
Should we be thankful we have him? Well, I think so. I don’t think the people who are so eager to move him have a proper sense of the history below – or are so blinded by CP3, Rose, etc. that they don’t realize our good fortune. (Or just like to grouse about things. J)
Brian Shaw, Sherman Douglas, Greg Minor, Doug Overton, Calbert Cheaney, JR Bremer, Bimbo Coles, John Bagley, Michael Hawkins, Rickey Green, David Wesley, John Bagley, Chucky Atkins, Dana Barros, Marcus Banks, Delonte West, Joe Forte, Chauncy Billips, Kenny Anderson, Tyus Edney, Tony Delk, Dan Dickau, Chris Herren, Dee Brown, Gary Payton, Marlon Garnett, Mike James, Chris Corciani, Sam Cassell, Carlos Arroyo, Keyon Dooling, Curtis Lee, Ricky Davis, Leandro Barbosa, Milt Palacio, Kevin Pritchard, Gabe Pruitt, Sebastian Telfair, Wayne Turner, AJ Wynder, Rajon Rondo.