After his speculative comments regarding David West’s motivation for signing with Indiana instead of Boston, a lot of Pacers fans think Ray Allen should maybe just stop talking for awhile. And a lot of those people now may be happy to hear what Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated is saying about the Celtics.
He said the following after being asked whether New York had improved enough to become better than Boston. (Red’s Army)
Meter: You throw them over the Knicks this year
Mannix: Yes, if Baron Davis is healthy. If Baron Davis is three-quarters the Baron Davis we saw with the Clippers, I think they are better. Tyson Chandler changes them a lot, especially on defensive end. This is going to sound crazy, right now, Miami, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Indiana are better than Boston.
I’m skeptical that this whole “Philadelphia and Indiana are better than Boston” thing will hold any water. But I’m sure plenty of Pacers fans are hoping it does.