Simmons looks forward to Toine's return to Boston tonight against the hated Lakers. Big party planned, too. Videos, posters and a secret surprise! Maybe Jefferson's going to give back his number 8 so they can retire it?
Walker was hard to like and harder to appreciate when he played for the Celtics the first time. I expect he'll get a great reception tonight. And if they kick some Laker ass tonight, it will just make the homecoming sweeter.
If Walker can stay near the paint and grab 11-14 rebounds a night while minimizing bad 3's(3's in the flow don't bother me, 1 on 4 3's do) and not putting his head down trying to dribble full court, the Celtics have a good shot of winning the Ebola Virus/Atlantic Division. Put Gary Payton back on this team with Pierce not being doubled all night, Walker hitting the boards, and Davis doing a Vinnie Johnson impression off of the bench, and the Celtics have a punchers shot in the East. Not a great chance, but a punchers shot is much better than the no shot they had a few days ago.
Don Nelson and Chris Webber didn't get along when they were together in Golden State to say the least. Sure their feud hasn't been front and center lately but we all remember it. Then Shaq gets injured and Nelson gets to select a replacement.