Weiss Observations

- It should now be clear how easily Perkins will be able to operate offensively/defensively with KG/PP/RA on the court...his conditioning and intelligence with positioning should allow him to put up double/double typed numbers...with his understanding of spacing and ability to anticipate where he needs to be, Perkins should be getting 6-8 ppg simply off of uncontested dunks when the defense rotates to stop the 3 All Stars...give Perk a couple of trips to the FT line and maybe 3-4 touches in the post and you've got a nice little nightly stat line...the rebounding and defensive rotations have been rock solid as expected...he is a lock for 30+mpg as long as he's not in foul trouble

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- Ray Allen was the featured players in the offense today and he didn't disappoint...the first game was about getting KG post position, this game was about getting Allen open for shots...Allen shot and used his shot to drive the lane...well executed by the team-Rondo especially...Allen again had innumerable open looks that he hasn't enjoyed since his early days on the Bucks...anyone judging him off of the first pre-season game should understand how much easier the game is going to be for him now that he's got defensive attention being siphoned off by his big-name teammates...Allen may be the oldest of the triumvirate, but his ability to stroke the 3-ball should make his decline a golden one over the next few years...expect Pierce to have a lot of "his" offense put into the game plan for exhibition game 3...

- Tony Allen was the focal point of the "2nd unit" and absolutely did not look up to the challenge as of yet...I am 99 percent certain that the Celtics will not have a "2nd unit" on the court very often at all and will most assuredly keep one or two starters on the court most of the time...but the object of today's pre-season game was to see if TA could feature on offense and he showed he's got a ways to go...TA was overdribbling and the Minny defense quickly caught on to the Boston game plan, trapping Allen and sending help defense quickly his way...

- Rondo made some excellent defensive plays and set Ray Allen up nicely on a number of occasions, which was encouraging...Rondo showed good adjustment in the 2nd half by attacking the seems in the defense on a couple of possessions-something he'll need to do MUCH more frequently during the regular season for the starting lineup to be at its max...Rondo passed up perhaps one shot he could have taken, but was very quick with his decision making and it led to good things on offense for the C's...once Rondo learns his place in the offense and starts knifing down the lane when the opponents defense is scrambling, he'll be a real threat to score the ball and will make the starting unit air-tight offensively...just needs to keep working on his finishing around the basket, which is spectacular at times but still wildly inconsistent-if he adds a money floater, watch out...

- Batista didn't look all that impressive out on the court, aside from the nice dish and finish he had with House...the 2nd unit really tried to play off of Tony Allen and that wasn't much of a success, so the players on this "unit" can be forgiven for looking disjointed--very surprised to see how much they played as a group though...makes me a bit queezy to think of that group playing together for extended minutes as they are entirely perimeter oriented...

- Glen Davis showed off a bit of the nimble-ness everyone fell in love with at LSU, but the group he played with was the epitome of "garbage" minutes and their was no continuity or purpose when they were out on the court...if Davis wants to move up into the "2nd unit" group he's going to be asked to fit into more of a role like Scal is playing for that unit, as a face-up 4 spreading the floor...Davis can't play back-to-basket against legit NBA defenders because he doesn't have the elevation to beat the help defender if he gets past his man...still, he's been the "best of the rest" and deserves a shot to run a bit with the "real" team...

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