ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg reports from Celtics practice in Waltham today:
WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers gave members of the 35+ club — Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry — an extra day off and a respite from Monday’s practice, then tossed his clipboard to veteran assistant Armond Hill to run the skeleton session.
Leandro Barbosa also sat out the brief practice due to illness. With two rookies on assignment with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League and Avery Bradley still on the mend from double shoulder surgery, that left a mere seven available bodies for Hill to work with.
You may be saying to yourself, damn-what’s the point of even having a practice?
“You can do a lot with seven guys,” said Hill. “We got a lot of 3-on-3, we played a little 1-on-1, some 2-on-2 with the bigs — but we also broke down some plays, where we were able to get what we were looking for as far as pick-and-roll defense, and offense. We got a lot done.”
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