Re: Unusual Love Affair with Anthony Tolliver
posted at 5/31/2011 5:45 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Unusual Love Affair with Anthony Tolliver
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unusual Love Affair with Anthony Tolliver : I mentioned it because you bothered to mention that Tolliver had played on teams with losing records. Neither Tollliver nor Davis are good enough to have any real impact on a team.
Do you really the Wolves would have been significantly better with Davis and the Celtics Significantly worse with Tolliver? This is like an argument over who is better, Ron Brewer or Gary Neal? Tolliver isn't that good. Neither is Davis.
Posted by snakeoil123[/QUOTE]
ok nostrildamus- couple o' questions- was that davis or tolliver who stepped in when KG was down in '09 and led us on a surprise run deeper into the playoffs than anyone thought we would go? didn't we get to the eastern finals, within 5 or 6 wins of winning it all with davis playing over his head? again, he wasn't "the perfect" #4 but in my mind proved that he belonged as a pro player and as a Celtic
also, how do you know davis was not still hampered by the patellar tendon injury coming into the playoffs? do you really think that someone's skills just up and disappear like that at age 24 and are gone forever? it really doesn't happen like that. davis had a bad post season but he also had that injury, and was played for a long time due to the shak injury WITH that patellar injury before he got a brief rest, probably not enough to abate the inflammation.
it's interesting how so many celts down through time get the benefit of the doubt and davis gets nothing. i mean he gets less than nothing. largely because of the extremely negative light that doc rivers has painted him in. but i am a pretty good judge of character- i don't see any of the big 3 taking issue with davis' skill level, effort level in the game. inevitably you can see facial expressions if not outright snits in timeout huddles if one player is not on the page with everyone else.
and why, if davis stinks, did doc rivers make him the "finisher" on a team earlier this season (even with shak healthy), that celts team was pretty hot and they were getting it done down the stretch with davis finishing games at the 5.... how could dat be? you got a short memory? i thought we were looking pretty elite down the stretch of games w/ davis finishing at the 5. he was hitting a lot of shots and making a lot of plays defenisvely to preserve if not gain us wins.
but alas, one poor sretch of games by a guy who has been a gamer for three years and you're ready to plug in this dingbat tolliver and you think things won't miss a beat. to that end, can we just go ahead and jettison rondo and his 10M a year and 50% free throw shooting and just get the modern day rory sparrow to lead this club? right? doesn't that work? or is it just okay for rondo to stink perpetually and davis is not allowed any sort of leeway.
that's how it works in boston and with doc. glen davis is the ONLY one doc has sold out to the press. and glen davis is the only one on this team who has been 1st or 2nd in the league taking charges the last two years. what's wrong with that picture? glen davis or doc rivers?