Cedric Maxwell had some constructive criticism for Paul Pierce after missing the final shot in regulation for the Boston Celtics. Maxwell believes the Celtics captain should have jumped into the leaping Joe Johnson instead of fading away.
"Don't go away from him, jump into him, you get a few free throws." suggested the Celtics legend. "Paul Pierce missed out on that particular play."
Max and Gary Tanguay also brought up the topic of Rajon Rondo's triple double. Maxwell gives Rondo credit for playing his best when the lights are brightest, even though there are always critics on his game.
"I think we can nitpick all day long on every player." said Maxwell. "Rondo is a guy when the lights are on and they put a little bit more butter on the popcorn, its's a little bit more brighter in the building, Rondo comes up with these huge games."
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.