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Payton Pritchard keeps showing us he needs a better nickname


I absolutely love what rookie Payton Pritchard brings to the Boston Celtics, but I DESPISE the nicknames being tossed out there. "Fast PP, 8 Mile, P Rabbit"? Payton deserves better.

The rookie came through once again last night, as Boston destroyed the Orlando magic with the final score at 124-97. The subs came through in this one, including Pritchard with:

16 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 6-of-13 FG, 4-of-8 on treys

Help me out here! It took seemingly forever for the Celtics fans to even consider using my "Jay Team" moniker for Boston's star pairing.


Let's face it, Payton Pritchard is a keeper. By luck or draft savvy, Danny Ainge snatched him from the first round of the draft when he was slated to go a bit later. We love this kid. He needs to be treated appropriately, and absurd monikers, which may stick long-term, are the wrong path.

With a nod to Grace Metalious and her (at the time) racy novel, Peyton Place, I throw out (once again) my humble offering of PaytonPace (yes, I know the spelling differs). This youngster has only one pace, and it's fast. He never lets up. You have something better? Let's hear it..  


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