With Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry and Doc Rivers all taking the day off (well, Doc was sort of taking the day off… he was up in Maine watching his son Jeremiah and the Red Claws), the new guys got a lot of work in during practice.
“Doc has contacted everyone, we know what he wants to run, what we have to do as far as the offense, defense, running through plays and repetition,” said assistant coach Armond Hill, tasked with Rivers’ unenviable media responsibilities. “We’re trying to get the young guys, the new guys to understand what we’re looking for in a play. And repetition is the only way, so we have to keep going over and over and over.
“Everybody’s going to be here, we’ll go through some shooting drills, go through our drills. [Rivers] wants to rest KG, Paul, and JET, then everyone else goes through the practice.”
This little lull in the schedule is perfectly timed. With so many new faces, a few days off to get some practice reps in will help these guys fill in when ...