View Full Version : The Boston Bench Mob

09-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Strong argument for the best 2nd unit and bench in the NBA.

... they have potentially the best compilation of talent in the league in spots Nos. 4 through 15.

Indeed, the Celtics this offseason signed what would be regarded as a quality starting five in some NBA cities by bringing in Jermaine O'Neal, Shaquille O'Neal and Delonte West, and re-signing Nate Robinson and Marquis Daniels. In fact, those five combined to start a total of 128 games for other teams last season (only Daniels spent the whole season in Boston), and have a combined 2,204 career starts.

Shaq has already dubbed the group the Boston Bench Mob and has been running with a second unit that features the Big Shamrock, Robinson, West, Daniels and Glen Davis, who is suddenly the longest-tenured veteran off the pine. (Jermaine O'Neal has been working with the first unit and is expected to start in place of Perkins.)

Celtics captain Paul Pierce calls this the deepest team he's ever been on and suggested Boston might have the most overall talent in the league.

Link (http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4676930/riding-the-pine)

09-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Interesting read, but this belongs in the Celtics forum. Please discuss it there if you re interested.

TO Rapz
09-30-2010, 09:03 PM
I like the Celtics if they can stay healthy just like the last 2 years.