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Re: The Boston Celtics Mailing List Digest V6 #437
>Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 16:40:47 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Josh Ozersky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Forston out for first six weeks
>Danny has a stress fracture in his foot. Will miss
>8-12 weeks, I think they said. This might be a
>blessing in disguise, as it will allow the players to
>gel, and then he will slip in to a structured
>environment. Expect Williams and Walker to start for
>the first month and a half?
I agree with this -- I don't think losing Fortson will be a
disaster, assuming he *is* available by January.
The C's have a logjam in the front court with:
With the exception of Ellison, all of those guys should be getting big
minutes. With three front court positions, there are 48 * 3 = 144 minutes
available. With Fortson out, and Pervis averaging, say, 12 minutes, that
leaves 33 minutes for everyone else. That doesn't seem too bad -- I'm
sure all of them want even more.
If Fortson were out for the season I'd be at the liquor store stocking up
for a long season, but I think the C's can hold their own for two months
then get a nice boost from getting Danny back. Hopefully he'll come
back with a better vertical leap when he's not pushing off a broken foot.