Look Who Has Been Busy

Congrats to Melissa at Life and Indians Baseball through the eyes of a Clemson Girl for getting the answer to yesterday’s trivia. The question was, When Connie Mack retired as manager following the 1950 season, who replaced him? The answer was Jimmy *****. Sorry the Jimmy’s last name is not the best word to say. I was not paying attention at the time. No for some basketball talk.


As some of you know the Boston Celtics have been busy lately. In the last ten days they have made four moves, two trades and two free agent signings. They traded veteran guard Sam Cassell to the Sacramento Kings and backup center Patrick O’Bryant to the Toronto Raptors. Both were for a second round draft pick and the Casselll deal also gave them some cash. Cassell has not played a single game for the Celtics and instead has been an extra coach with his knowledge of the game. I would have liked to see the Celtics to have kept Cassell but I kind of understand. Cassell has played in 993 games with an average of 15.7 points per game, six assists per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and has a .454 field goal percentage. 

Sam Cassell has been helping coach the Celtics this season.

O’Bryant was traded in a three team deal involving the Celtics, Raptors, and Kings. The Celtics will get a second round pick from the Kings. The Kings will get guard Will Solomon from the Raptors and cash from the Celtics. O’Bryant has averaged 1.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.3 assist per game this season. Over his carer he has averaged 1.6 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.3 assist per game. An average season for him. I like this deal because O’Bryant was a scrub who rarely played unlike Cassell who was a mentor to the younger players.

Like I said before the Celtics also signed two free agents. Tuesday they signed center and forward Mikki Moore. The terms of the deal are unknown due to team policy. Moore played 46 games with the Kings before being signed by Celtics. He averaged 3.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.6 assist per game. Over his eleven season carer he has averaged 5.9 points, 0.7 assist, and 3.9 rebounds per game. Moore will wear #7. I like this deal because Moore is very versatile.

The two newest members of the Boston Celtics Mikki Moore and ...

Moore is on the left

The Celtics also signed guard Stephon Marbury. Like I said before due to team policy the contacts terms are unknown. In case you do not follow basketball Marbury is basketballs “Manny Ramirez” just Marbury is a little more extreme though. Marbury’s former team the Knicks agreed to a buyout on February 24. Marbury has played one game all season. That game was tonight wear he scored eight points. Marbury will reunite with former teammate Kevin Garnett. They led the Timber Wolves to and in the 1997 and 1998 playoffs. Marbury has played 823 games in which he has averaged 19.7 points, 7.8 assist, and three rebounds per game. I hate this move because Marbury gives the Celtics some bad chemistry in the clubhouse. Now I have never been in the clubhouse with him but this is what I know to reports. How knows though maybe this deal will be the best one and not the worst.

Stephon Marbury


All right here is todays trivia. Who played on the most losing All-Star teams (15)?

Hint- Not Cal Ripken Jr., Hank Aaron, or Willie Mays.


1- sportsnet.ca

2- nba.com

3- news.yahoo.com

4- celtics.com



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