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Ian Thomsen
May 28, 2001
The Celtics have asked 6'9" forward Antoine Walker to prepare to play some minutes as a Magic Johnson-style point guard next season. It shouldn't be that huge a leap for Walker, who often ran the offense from the perimeter this season. The shift will help shore up Boston's weakness at point guard and could create 20 minutes a game for talented forward Jerome Moiso, last year's first-round pick, who has been stuck on the bench behind Walker....
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May 28, 2001

Aroupd The Rim

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The Celtics have asked 6'9" forward Antoine Walker to prepare to play some minutes as a Magic Johnson-style point guard next season. It shouldn't be that huge a leap for Walker, who often ran the offense from the perimeter this season. The shift will help shore up Boston's weakness at point guard and could create 20 minutes a game for talented forward Jerome Moiso, last year's first-round pick, who has been stuck on the bench behind Walker....

Jonathan Bender averaged only 9.7 minutes and 3.3 points per game for the Pacers in his second NBA season, but general managers who have approached Indiana about the 6'11" swingman have discovered that he is not for sale. "I'm not looking to trade Jonathan at all," says Pacers president Donnie Walsh, who believes the 20-year-old Bender will blossom the same way Tracy McGrady did during his third year in Toronto. "Jonathan's defense and his body have prevented him from playing, but if he played 25 minutes a game, we know he would average 15 to 20 points for us."...

The NBA is expected to approve the Grizzlies' move to Memphis by early June. In the meantime, General Motors Place, the Grizzlies' current home court, has set aside 41 dates in case the move falls through.

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