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Friday, February 28, 2014

Tankapalooza 2013-14 Rolls On: Gerald Wallace (Knee) Done for the Season

I find it harder and harder to write about the Celtics (20-39), not that I'm complaining, since how many different ways can you talk about hopeless losses that happen a couple times per week? That's why my tanking updates have been so sporadic. Today, I had to chime in since reports surfaced that veteran forward Gerald Wallace is done for the season with a torn meniscus in his knee.

Losing Wallace isn't a big deal since he's pretty much washed up, averaging a measly 5.1 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game. At 31, he was the elder statesman of the Celtics and he seemed to take losing harder than most since he probably realizes his NBA career is rapidly coming to a close.

If you are a sarcastic bastard like me, you understand that Wallace being out for the final 23 games is probably a good thing since it means that this team that lacks almost any leadership or direction now has even less.

D-League fans will be thrilled to see another product on the Celts: guard Chris Babb was signed to a 10-day contract. Hopefully head coach Brad Stevens starts him from day one and plays him 40 minutes a night. Why not, right?

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