Unsung Player – (Rob Says:) Leon Powe

5 04 2008

Submission by brumbygg9 – and as much as I’d disagree that any Celtic (or Laker) is ‘unsung’, here ’tis!

Leon Powe came into this season with almost no pedigree and a permadent butt imprint where he rode the pine much of last season.

Powe listensHe was not expected to play much this season, but has averaged over 13mpg (a figure skewed by his lack of playing time in the early weeks of the season) almost 4rpg and over 7ppg.
Not exactly MVP numbers, but he has given Doc Rivers the luxury of spelling both KG and Kendrick Perkins for long spells every game.

Now, I may have mentioned once or twice before that keeping KG fresh for the playoffs could be a huge factor for the Celts. Leon Powe is a big reason why this Celtic team may go all the way.
If that happens and when the credit is handed round to KG for turning round the franchise or to Sugar Ray and PP for their “team first” mentality I hope that my man Leon receives the credit he richly deserves for his contributions.