Found October 01, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
PLAYERS: Darko Milicic
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
NBA training camps have gotten underway this past weekend, with the vast majority of the league holding their annual media day at the start of camp. During a media session for the Boston Celtics Sunday, recently signed big man Darko Milicic dropped some interesting comments regarding his commitment to helping the Celtics win next season: [...]

Darko Milicic will apparently kill someone on the court if he has to

Darko Milicic signed with the Boston Celtics last week, so like most veterans who have underachieved throughout their career Milicic is in “do whatever helps the team win” mode. Because frankly, he’s just happy to be on a NBA roster. Milicic attempted to convey that mindset to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE, and in doing so, he was takes things to a homicidal level. “I’m...

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc & Rondo convinced Courtney Lee to take less money

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “The day that Houston [withdrew its offer], I honestly was walking down the street in Winter Park, I saw [Lee] across the street, and I commandeered him,” Rivers said. “The next thing you know, we’re having...

KG taking Celtics rookie big men under his wing

Sounds like Kevin Garnett is acting as the big man coach to Celtics rookies Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger. That was indeed the case on Sunday when Garnett spent some post-practice time with Boston's young bigs. And to their credit, they were more than eager to soak it all in. "For him to step out at the end of practice, knowing he's probably tired and just speaking...

Pictures from the Celtics arrival in Istanbul

The Celtics arrived at their hotel in Turkey a few hours ago. I think the immediate plan involves some relaxation before an afternoon practice. I’m not sure if rookie Fab Melo is enamored with his arrival in a new nation: CSNNE’s Sherrod Blakely also shared a picture of his view:

Leaving on a Jet Plane

The Celtics squeezed a practice this morning and worked on some fun things.  We've been talking about how versatile the Celtics roster is this season and Doc spent this morning's session working on small ball sets that will use that versatility to exploit matchups in their opponents. "[Rondo] will be very happy. We put [the small lineups] in yesterday, but we didn’t...

What to Expect from Celtics Jeff Green in 2012

Of all the players on the Celtics roster it is probably hardest to get a feel for Jeff Green. After arriving in Boston at the trade deadline in 2011 Green played 26 inconsistent games for the C’s, struggling to adapt on the fly before Boston bowed out in the second round of the playoffs to Miami. Green, a restricted free-agent at the time, re-upped with Boston on a one year $9...

Darko Milicic is not of sound mind

Check out this awesome pic of the Celtics about to take flight

via Paul Pierce's twitterAnd we r off to Istanbul ill holla You can click the pic to enlarge. A few quick reactions: Lol at KG in the corner. Jason Collins is looking like P.J. Brown in the back. Darko is missing, so let's hope he hasn't killed anyone yet.

Celtics Get Right to Work in Turkey

Above is a photo of the Celtics arriving in Turkey and heading into their first practice upon arrival. You can find a video of their arrival here. A Sherrod Blakely is reporting that Doc put his Celtics right to work once they got to Turkey. When they arrived in Turkey after an 11 hour flight, Doc put his team through an hour long practice. He wanted to keep them awake because...

The importance of role players, or, we can’t all be superstars

   Anyone who has ever played a game of basketball, whether it’s a pick-up game or competitive hoops, will know that not every person on the floor, at any given time, can have the ball in his hands. This is true for most major sports like baseball (the pinch runner), American football (the kicker and special teams), even ice hockey (defenseman enforcers). In basketball...

Video: Lee, Pierce & Doc check in after Sunday's practice

Everything we're hearing is that the Celtics will be running considerably more this season, which is good both in terms of getting easy baskets, as well as being more appealing to fans. Videos courtesy of ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg.

Your Morning Dump… Versatility and small ball will be popular terms this year

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “We’re going to almost exclusively have small lineups on the floor,” Rivers said of yesterday’s practice plan. “We’re going to change them all around, so that will be fun. This is the first year we’ve...

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