Monday, March 31, 2008

Paul Pierce: Heat a Bunch of D-Leaguers

The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat and Kevin Garnett answered questions at a postgame news conference. When asked about the Heat, KG offered polite praise of the team. Then, Paul Pierce stepped in.

"Man, I am going to tell you the truth. They got D-Leaguers out there, so I think we just handled our business. We're supposed to do that. We knew this was a game we were supposed to win, and we just focused from the jump and went out and did it."

In short, he is telling the truth. Currently, the Heat have nine healthy players on their roster. Six have D-League experience.

  1. Earl Barron
  2. Stephane Lasme
  3. Kasib Powell
  4. Blake Ahearn
  5. Alexander Johnson
  6. Joel Anthony
Obviously, the Heat are tanking. Do do they have to be so nonchalant about it? For example: Miami made its last two shots to finish with seventeen field goals against Boston. That total is the fewest since April 10, 1999 when the Chicago Bulls made just eighteen field goals. How does the coach respond?

"Oh, did we?" said Ron Rothstein, the Miami assistant who ran the bench while head coach Pat Riley missed his fourth game to resume his college scouting tour. "How about that?"

Pierce is right. The Heat are a bunch of D-Leaguers, but at least the team could care.


About the Undrafted Free Agent

Ron Crimson was the only player on the high school roster to not get in a game. He couldn't argue with the decision, because he sucked. Needless to say, yet stated anyway, when he entered the NBA draft following his sophomore season in college, he went undrafted. Now, Ron Crimson is the Undrafted Free Agent.

Contact the Undrafted Free Agent

Interested in informing the Undrafted Free Agent of his mistakes, advertisement opportunities, or a scoop on the latest sports scandal? (You can guess which is more likely.) Well, email him at undraftedfreeagent [at]

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