Shane Larkin is back! In the NBA! This will surprise a lot of people, because a lot of people thought he really sucked, but it doesn’t surprise me, because I didn’t think he was that bad. Not exactly “good”, but far from “go to Europe and never come back”. I mean, if he had gone to Europe and never come back, that would have been fine by me though. He’s not the most exciting player ever. He’s short, he can’t pass or score very well, I don’t know about his defense, there’s just nothing about him that gets me hyped.
He’s a bit more of a chucker than he used to be, which is nice to see. But counting this game, he’s made a shot in 4 of the 11 games where he’s attempted a shot. That’s, uh, that’s not good. Luckily for Celtics fans, his shot-making ability reappeared tonight in relief of Kyrie Irving, who is dead now. Larkin isn’t the ideal Kyrie replacement, but his chucker mentality and general reluctance to pass should make the transition smooth-ish.