The Boston Celtics made a free agent signing today. No, it wasn’t James Posey. Or any other big name. It was the one and only, utterly amazing Patrick O’Bryant (now that’s a good Irish name, me boy).
Bryant was the Warriors’ first round pick (#9 overall) in 2006. He’s a 7 footer out of Bradley weighing in at 260 pounds. Apparently he didn’t overwhelm Don Nelson and company. But, due to the amazingly Irish name, he’s good for the Celtics as a back up to the oft injured Kendrick Perkins.
In his career, he has averaged 1.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 5.5 minutes. Oh, he’s a keeper, a trooper and a difference maker. He was sent to the D-League on March 10th. I am estatic about this signing!
I’m more estatic after reading Don Nelson’s comments regarding Mr. O’Bryant:
“I told him if he goes down to the D-League and isn’t a dominant player, there should be red flags all over the place, and he should be the first to notice. He’s not only not dominating, he’s not playing very well. He’s a long-term project. I really liked him the first week of training camp, but I assumed there would be great progress. He hasn’t gotten better one bit.”
HT: Celtics Blog