I really think I'm going to like this guy a lot. Mickael Pietrus has lived up to his billing as a plus defender and spot up shooter. He also knows his role and is very content filling it. In fact, we may have found the guy to take on the role that was vacated by James Posey years ago.
Pietrus doesn't need to do a whole lot to remind everyone that he's the most upstart guy in the room -- a personality trait that everyone on this Celtics roster is already appreciating -- and after Wednesday's 96-73 thrashing of the Toronto Raptors, in which he scored 12 points in 23 minutes on 4-of-7 shooting -- all from 3-point nation -- he answered reporters' requests for a quick chat by quickly singing: "I'm sexy and I know it." Wait, what? Such is what you will find when you encounter the endearing Pietrus, who just felt like dropping that line from the popular LMFAO song, "Sexy and I Know It." Few players could have sung that line and generated a room full of laughs the way Pietrus did.
I like that he's got that kind of personality. I think the team misses some of the fun-loving guys (Shaq, Nate, Baby, West) that are no longer on the team for better or worse. Hopefully everyone will be able to sing and laugh some more with a few more wins.
Interesting too that Pietrus will be facing his old team tonight. He didn't exactly leave on good terms from that team so we'll see how he performs against them.