When Eddie House left Boston to head to the “Big Apple” we all wished him the best. It was sad to see him go because he was a fan favorite, but most fans realize that the NBA is a business and the Celtics had to do what’s best for the team’s success. That question that remains up in the air is, was this move what is best for the team?
By most people’s observations the guy the Celtics are bringing in, Nate Robinson, is a much more well-rounded basketball player. But do we need a better or player, or do we need a great role player like Eddie was? Like I said though, this still all remains up in the air because we have yet to see Robinson in the Celtics lineup.
What we have seen though is Eddie House sporting his new Blue and Orange New York Knicks jersey. Say it with me… yuckkkkk. That picture at the top just does not seem right, Eddie House does not look good wearing that.
Tonight Eddie House stepped onto the “other” Garden floor for the first time as a member of the home team. In his debut Eddie logged a season high 36 minutes and dropped in a season high 24 points on 8-14 shooting (4-8 from 3pt). He also hit a shot with 30.7 seconds left in overtime that put the Knicks up by one, the Knicks did however go on to lose.
If you watched the game you could easily notice that coming off of a pass Eddie was money, like he was most of the time as a Celtic. The one difference between the Knicks and the Celtics is the way the two teams play the game, the way the Knicks play allows a guy like Eddie House to get multiple shots off from deep. This proved to be huge tonight as Eddie had one of his best games in recent memory.
As a Celtics fan I am glad to see him doing good, but at the same time crossing my fingers and hoping this move doesn’t turn out to bite us in the “you know what”. The Celtics will get to see Eddie back on the TD Garden floor Tuesday night. You can probably expect chants of “EDDIE, EDDIE, EDDIE” to be raining down onto the Garden parquet. This game is also expected to be the debut of Nate Robinson, the man we traded Eddie House for.
In other news:Tracy McGrady poured in 26 points in his Knicks debut.