Last night I used my Beantown Banter and LucidSportsFan media credentials to get an inside glimpse at a Celtics practice. Ok, not really, it’s something they give to season ticket holders every year. Except this year it wasn’t a practice at all. It was basically a preseason game that was only two quarters long, and they played against themselves. Someone sang the national anthem, there were real referees, dancers during timeouts, t-shirts thrown into the crowd, and a stupid contest for kids on the floor at halftime.
Basketball-wise, I don’t think you can really take anything from this, although the two rookies out of Purdue (JaJuan Johnson and E’Twuan Moore) both looked good. And so did Brandon Bass, the guy they just traded “Big Baby” Davis for. Bass looks like he has similar skills as Davis, but is clearly more athletic (to put it nicely).
One other sad/disappointing note, Boston announced today that Jeff Green will miss the season due to an aortic aneurysm, for which he will have surgery January 9th.
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