Monday Rumor Mill: Celts look for history, T-Wolves look to Christ, McGrady loves being injured


“It starts in this locker room with us. They could have Jesus Christ himself come and coach us, but if we don’t go out there and play hard and play together, it won’t mean nothing.”

That was Al Jefferson, discussing the difficult situation in Minnesota these days. You gotta feel for the kids who the Celtics shipped to the T-Wolves.

Under the “hey, these guys are pretty f’n good department.” Did anyone happen to notice the Celtics are 20-2 for the second straight year? Of course you did. The Globe says one more win and we’re history baby. Actually, we’ll probably lose now because I said that. By the way, anyone you read who says the Celtics are running thin on the oposition because of trash talking is full of shit, wildly envious, or both. Let me tell you something, when you’re the defending champs and you put up 20-2 in the first seven weeks of the season you can say whatever you want. So, go F yourself, you mutha F’ers.

It’s probably not even a scenario yet, but it could be, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Houston Rockets would love it to be, though they dare not say anything. But Tracy McGrady is out again with knee problems that the Rockets doctors and outside specialists have said would improve but McGrady has to play through it. One of the longtime issues with McGrady’s health, be it back or knee problems, has been a disinterest in rehabilitation and the work it takes. I believe the Rockets would love to deal McGrady, less for the longtime playoff failures his teams have had, but because of the constant distractions his injuries have become.

Oh Tracey, what happened to all that tough guy act? Guess it only goes so far when you’re built like a walking pretzel stick. McGrady, who would be a first ballot hall of famer if the NBA season was 40 games long, is once again showing why he’s the least valuable player in the NBA.

And, sas that really Sam Smith writing for Bulls.com? How does that work? If I ever see Peter May step foot near Celtics.com, I’m coming with a chunk of hard salami and taking out a few desks on the way.

For those of you keeping track at home, with Perk’s 11 points and 7 boards last night puts him at an average of 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks over the past five games, or 8,8 and 2 for the season overall. If he keeps it up, we might be talking about Kendrick Perkins as the next Mychael Thompson, minus the annoying second career as a color man.

And finally, it’s good to see Tommy Heinsohn back on the road with Mike Gorman and Donny Marshall back in the studio. Nothing against Donny really, but there’s a natural order to the universe that doesn’t like to be disturbed and Donny doesn’t have a place in that universe.

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