Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/5/12
Last year Tommy Heinsohn made headlines when he compared Celtics D-League pick-up Greg Stiemsma to Bill Russell. Tommy wasn't comparing them as players, but solely as shot blockers. Well Goldy Blocks might have a new home this year far away from Boston, but he's putting up shot blocking numbers so far that even Russell might have been jealous of (Blocks weren't recorded back in his day). Stiemsma is averaging 4 blocks a game so far for the Wolves in only 16.5 minutes per game (Maybe the Wolves are trying to limit their whitest player's playing time to appease local civil rights leaders. Who knows?).  You'll recall that while Ainge was giving out big contracts this Summer to front court players KG ($12 mil a year), Green ($9 mil a year) and Bass ($7 mil a year), his interest in retaining the team's best shot blocker and only true center was very minimal. Ainge was willing to match up to only $2 mil a year and Stiemsma as anticipated found a richer offer. I'm not sure how good a ...
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