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Mickael Pietrus flourishing with Celtics

Swingman brings smiles with energy and offense, but eyes improvement on defense

Updated: February 18, 2012, 11:56 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

CHICAGO -- Mickael Pietrus rarely stops smiling, but the ninth-year swingman turned serious earlier this week while assessing his recent play.

"Even though the team's happy with how I'm playing, I'm not happy with myself -- I think I can give a lot more," he said. "I think the second part of the season, you're going to see a different MP."

Pietrus is being a bit harsh in his self-evaluation. He's been just short of exceptional at both ends of the court since arriving as the Boston ...

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