Personally, I have never been a fan of free agency, the draft, and whatnot. The fact that some teams (i.e. Knicks and Nets) essentially play for the off-season sickens me. When my beloved Celtics tanked it towards the end of pre-Big Three era seasons to secure a top spot in the draft, I questioned how I could root for this team. Watching blowout loss after blowout loss with guys like Vin Baker, Marcus Banks, and Orien Greene on the floor made my eyes burn terribly.
I’m ready to watch basketball again. Scratch that, I’ve been ready to watch basketball since 10 minutes after Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Between my new found sense of boredom towards baseball and the dramatic end of the 09-10 season, opening night against the Heat can’t come soon enough. And yet, there are still 68 days until Boston takes to the hardwood again.
Check in for more of the countdown and a pre-season power rankings as the free agency season comes to a close.