03.19.13

The Content Farm’s Love Letter To Shavlik Randolph : Conceptual Humor Lives On At B/R

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8-year professional Shavlik Randolph parlayed a strong showing for the Chinese Basketball Association’s Foshan Long Lions into signing a pair of 10 day contracts with the Celtics. Despite myriad holes in his game (“his lack of hesitation from medium-range looked Garnett-like, but his clangs off the back iron looked Ben Wallace-like”), the Bleacher Report’s Sloan Piva insists the 29 year-old C could be “A Possible X-Factor For A Celtics Playoff Drive”.

Randolph received little to no playing time in his first ten-day stint, primarily because Boston was in the middle of a grueling stretch mixed with road games and playoff-bound opponents. But he served as a strong teammate regardless, rooting on each rotation and showing Brian Scalabrine-like Celtic pride.

Boston must decide by Thursday whether it wants to extend Randolph’s contract. It seems like a no-brainer to bring him back, considering the sheer size and talent he brings to the table.

Maybe the big man will return to the bench, cheering on his teammates as a grateful reserve. Or maybe he’ll continue to show that he yearns for bigger things in his NBA career, and prove himself as an x-factor for a Boston Celtics team that needs size to survive.

2 Responses to “The Content Farm’s Love Letter To Shavlik Randolph : Conceptual Humor Lives On At B/R”

  1. Sloan says:

    Looked pretty good Friday night, no? Nine points and 13 rebounds in 22 minutes? Thanks for giving my article some extra exposure, by the way.

  2. GC says:

    his previous 3 games ; a combined 24 minutes, 7 points, 10 boards, 1 block, 1 for 6 on free throws. So yeah, I can’t imagine his name isn’t already engraved on the NBA Finals MVP trophy.

    strong showing on Friday for sure, but really, are those numbers really all that important compared to a display of Scalabrine-like Celtic Pride?.

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