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Payton Pritchard: Gone in the blink of an eye? Payton's Place is Beantown!

Payton Pritchard doesn't blink. I even wrote about it a while ago. This kid just doesn't blink - either literally or figuratively. 

Pritchard has only seen action in 31-of-Boston's 47 games thus far and has only averaged 11.2 MPG in those. Many of his no-plays were DNP-CDs. But his energy, interest, intensity and fire have never wavered. Did I mention he doesn't blink.

Payton is undersized by today's League standards at 6'1". A quick view affirms that he is indeed white and does not possess overwhelming speed or athleticism. But he is smart and determined to succeed in the NBA.

Pritchard uses great body control to accomplish things on the court, and it often works well - such as his 12-fourth-quarter points (4-of-7 on 3s) in the Celtics win last night against Toronto.

I am torn. I have written that there may be some of former-Laker Gail Goodrich in Payton and a new team/fresh start could result in this "6'1" white, American guard" blossoming. But I want him in Beantown - totally selfish of me. "Payton's Place" is in Boston! I would hate to see him go.


  1. I tip my cap to your "old-school" references, Mr. L -- a back-in-the-day prime-time soap opera ... as well as an NBA Hall of Famer (the only one?) who once changed teams via an expansion draft.

    1. Many thanks. The late-60's cancel out a lot of younger readers, but I will continue to do so.


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