Bulpett starts things off right with a nice article outlining 5 issues headed in to camp. The "Ubun-two anyone?" line is clever. Here's another amusing one:
4. P.J., DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER.
Kendrick Perkins was the Celtics’ ninth leading scorer last season, but there should be no question by now that he is a huge part of this operation. Just because one has a smaller role than others doesn’t diminish the critical nature of the task. Hey, somebody had to play the cowbell for Blue Oyster Cult on "(Don’t Fear) The Reaper."
But even assuming that Perk will be able to deal with his shoulder issues after even more surgery, you have to be a little concerned about what’s behind him. If Patrick O’Bryant comes out of Clifford Ray’s lab ready to rumble, maybe we don’t have this conversation. And maybe the Glen Davis-Leon Powe tag team will be even better. But Perkins’ size and strength are not easily replicated off this bench. Don’t be surprised if the Celts look to ring in the new year with another old guy.
Guess what?! I've got a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell!