According to NBA.com, Al is #6 in the NBA in the 14 games since the all-star game. That is a sizeable sample. Only Lebron, Kobe, Garnett, Stoudemire and Nowitski are ahead of his 27.1. If Al had played like this for an entire season, he would have ranked #4 overall in the league behind Garnett, Wade and Nowitski. Big Al may be BETTER than even his most ardent fans realize, although his defense needs alot of work. Still, if Al can play anywhere close to his current level the future of the Celtics is very bright.