Found October 07, 2013 on Celtics Life:
As training camp is upon Celtics' nation, we figured it'd be a great time to get in on the inside.  To know what the rigors of training camp consisted of.  What better than to ask a former Celtic who experienced training camp himself? Skip Young was picked in the 7th round by the Celtics in the 1971 NBA draft.  Yet he more than made heads turn at training camp that year.  He'd latch onto the team and appeared in exhibition games in pre-season.  He got the news from Coach Tom Heinsohn on the final day that the Celtics had to waive him, but not before having an amazing experience which he now tells Celticslife firsthand. (Note: Skip converted to Muslim in the 1970s and now goes by the name of Ahmad Aliyy. More on that later). CelticsLife:  Let’s go back to your high school days at Columbus Linden-McKinley, a traditional power in the state of Ohio.  You achieved first team All-Ohio in 1967 yet chose Florida State over Ohio State.  What was the reasoning at the time? Ahma...

Sullinger surprised at his productive return

We have been hearing since media day about Jared Sullinger and the progress he needs to make with his weight before the start of the regular season. Sullinger did indeed look heavy last night, but he also played a great first game back. Since recovering from back surgery, Sullinger has been battling to get back into basketball shape. He has admitted to the media that he would like...

Celtkicks: Rajon Rondo officially announces Anta deal

We can finally stop using the word “rumor” when it comes to the Rondo/Anta reports. Tonight, he made it official. No word yet on when the shoe drops in China and pricing. I’m not sure when this presser took place, but here are the photos of Rajon with Anta staff and the Anta “Rajon Rondo I”: Click to view slideshow.

And the Starters Are.....

A Sherrod Blakely has posted tonight's starting lineup on CSNNE. While the Boston Celtics starting lineup will be in a state of uncertainty throughout this season, C's coach Brad Stevens appears to have settled on a lineup for the first preseason game. There weren't any surprises with the first group, which is expected to consist of Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee...

Post-game interview: Jeff Green says the "a**hole mentality is coming"

Last year, Kevin Garnett advised Jeff Green that he needed to be more of an a$$hole when he is on the court. In a post-game interview from tonight's loss to the Toronto Raptors, Jeff Green told the media that the "a$$hole mentality is coming." (Warning, an expletive is used in the video above so make sure no children are present when watching). From WEEI's Ben...

Jordan Crawford will not be traveling with the Celtics for game 2 of the preseason

#Celtics rookie Phil Pressey getting in some extra shots after practice today in advance of expected extended effort tomorrow vs. NYK.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) October 8, 2013 Jordan Crawford won't play tomorrow. Death in the family.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 8, 2013 Some things are bigger than basketball. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jordan Crawford.

A banner moment for Stevens

Before he coached his first game at TD Garden new Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was playfully asked if he noticed the 17 championship banners hanging inside his new gym. Stevens said they "couldn’t be further from my mind right now" while noting that he wasn't hired for what had happened in the past but to try to get the team back to that level. And let'...

Are Rajon Rondo's days in Boston over once he is healthy?

As far as predictions go, this is a lot less bold than saying Michael Jordan will come back for one game. Still, this one is notable for including absolutely no hedging. Most of the talk involving Rajon Rondo and the Celtics this season centers around the team’s supposed need to trade the 27-year-old point guard if it is truly dedicated to rebuilding. Once Rondo returns from his...

Celtics-Raptors Postgame Videos of Avery Bradley and Jared Sullinger

AB was aggressive at the defensive end with 3 steals, and despite his 5-16 shooting, he was aggressive on the offensive side of the ball as well. Sullinger scored 14 points off the bench in 20 minutes of work. He also had 6 rebounds. You can follow Shawn on Twitter- @Celticstitletow Videos courtesy by Gethin Coolbaugh

CelticsLife awards - Who will win the Paul Pierce award for team MVP?

With the pre-season officially upon us, we here at CelticsLife thought it would be fun to dish out some pre-season award predictions for the Celtics. We came up with eight awards (four positive, four not-so-positive), and will be giving out writer predictions on each of them over the next week or so. These awards will be named after Celtics greats (and not-so-greats), and hopefully...

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors: Notes from the 1st Half

Here are some notes on the first half of the Boston Celtics' first preseason game against the Toronto Raptors Monday evening:   Vitor Faverani looks very effective on defense and also on the fast-break (who would've thought he can run the floor!?). El Hombre Indestructible slid his feet well on D, contested most drives in his direction and spaced himself perfectly when the...

Video: Boston vs Toronto Wrap Up

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Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 10/6

Herald  Gerald Wallace puts his Sox onAinge drills home point on Stevens Derrick Rose returns in exhibition opener Globe   Player roles, playing time all up in the air for Celtics CelticsGreen  Camp PrioritiesPractice Report for October 5 One on One with Kelly OlynykCelticsBlog  CelticsBlog Mailbag: Preseason Edition Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens on the same page so far Brad...

Game Preview: Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics

  Toronto Raptors (0-0) at Boston Celtics (0-0) TD Garden, 7:30 p.m. on CSNNE Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Curtis Blair, Kane Fitzgerald Line: Boston -4 (188.5) Get tickets to tonight’s game at TD Garden   PROBABLE STARTERS Boston Celtics: PG: Avery Bradley SG: Courtney Lee SF: Jeff Green PF: Brandon Bass C: Kelly Olynyk Toronto Raptors: PG: Kyle Lowry SG: Demar DeRozen SF:...

Video: Practice Update - October 5, 2013

After a day off Friday, the Celtics hit the court once again. Follow Shawn on Twitter- @Celticstitletow

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 10/8

Herald     Celtics fall to Toronto in preseason opener Celtics' play-hard-and-lose recipe will cook up lottery spot Brad Stevens era opens with exhibition loss Ron Adams gets to know true Rajon Rondo Globe  Gay leads Raptors as Celtics' Stevens loses debut Five takeaways from Celtics' preseason game No. 1 Celtics coach Brad Stevens eager to get going with preseason...
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