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Though Smith is billed more as a natural scorer with a long-range shooting touch, at 6-foot-3, he’ll have difficulty distinguishing himself among the influx of more seasoned players Boston already has at the shooting guard position. Boston is using the preseason to see if Smith can be molded into a backup point guard, and even though he didn’t play major minutes in either of the first two preseason games, his time on the floor revolved around facilitating the offense. Doc Rivers said he’s still looking for Smith to be more consistent, though he understands he’s trying to lead a squad of veterans, while going head-to-head with Rondo in practice. “[Smith hasn’t] been consistent yet. Listen, I wouldn’t want to have to guard Rondo everyday in practice,” said Rivers. “That would be no fun. I think Jamar would probably echo that. I don’t know if he’s a point or not — and that’s one of the things we’re working and we’ll find out.
As Mickael Pietrus has discovered, there may not be much room left at the inn now that Dooling is coming back. That said, the Celtics have still not spent their $1.9 million biannual exception on anyone. Their roster, including Dooling and the recent addition of Jason Collins, is now one over the league maximum at 16. Guard Jamar Smith will be brought into training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, and guard Dionte Christmas is partially guaranteed.
The Boston Celtics have extended training camp invites to former UMass product Stephane Lasme, Southern Indiana’s Jamar Smith, and LSU’s Chris Johnson, according to a league source. If any of the trio elects to camp in Boston, they would be considered longer shots to make a roster that’s already bursting at the seams with 15 players under contract for the 2010-11 season (not including Tony Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette, who boast non-guaranteed contracts), but could add depth and competition when the Celtics open camp on Sept. 28. in Waltham.
The Boston Celtics have extended training camp invites to former UMass product Stephane Lasme, Southern Indiana’s Jamar Smith, and LSU’s Chris Johnson, according to a league source. If any of the trio elects to camp in Boston, they would be considered longer shots to make a roster that’s already bursting at the seams with 15 players under contract for the 2010-11 season (not including Tony Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette, who boast non-guaranteed contracts), but could add depth and competition when the Celtics open camp on Sept. 28. in Waltham.
The Wolves have added former lottery pick and Blaine’s own Patrick O’Bryant to their Las Vegas Summer League roster. They’ve also invited former Gophers Damian Johnson and Lawrence Westbrook and Southern Indiana guard Jamar Smith, who also played at Illinois, to try out for one or two Vegas spots when they begin three days of workouts at Target Center on July 8.