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October 5, 2014 Updates

While doctors initially said he would miss 6-8 weeks with the injury, Rondo said during the team’s media day on Sept. 29 he could miss as many as 10 weeks. According to Dr. Steven Shin, the director of hand surgery at the noted Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, the injury is not considered serious nor should there be any lingering effects. “First of all, it’s a very common injury,” Shin said. “And from what I read, he slipped in the bath. It can definitely happen from that mechanism of injury, a slip and fall or slip and falling on another object. For elite athletes, the fastest way for them to get back to playing is to get it fixed [with surgery].” Boston Globe

Darren Erman’s exit from the Warriors was controversial; he was fired by coach Mark Jackson for apparently recording private conversations after feeling betrayed by the rest of the coaching staff. But he has received nothing but positive reviews in his return to the Celtics as an assistant coach, replacing Ron Adams. “Darren’s really a great defensive coach,” Stevens said. “He’s more than that. He is as detail-oriented as detail-oriented gets. If your hands aren’t in the right place as you’re guarding the pick-and-roll or if your body positioning is not at the right angle, he’ll stop it and he’ll correct it. He’s really studied the game and I think that adds another good, young, ambitious guy that’s really excited to help these guys get better.” Boston Globe

October 4, 2014 Updates

Wallace has two more years on his contract at $10 million per year, a deal that would be difficult for the Celtics to move given his physical status and age. So he said he is at peace with his role on a rebuilding team. He grew to enjoy his experience in Boston. “I know my role. I know my situation,” he said. “I know what’s expected of me and what to do. I think the guys [here] make it more comfortable for me. I love being around the guys. It makes it a lot more acceptable. At the end of the day, you live with what you’ve got and go from there.” Boston Globe

October 3, 2014 Updates
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“I’ve been working out in the gym a lot,” a visibly bulked up Green said. “I’ve put on some weight.” Nearly 10 pounds, according to strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo. And on top of the added weight, Green has also refined his game on the court. “There’s so much that I have to have my eye on, but I try to conquer everything,” he said, alluding to his versatile floor game. “I think I did a good job of that this summer. So I’ve just got to transfer it into the season.” NBA.com

Tyler Zeller is known for running the floor like a 7-foot gazelle. But in the short time he has been in Boston, his new teammates and coaches have seen there's more to his game. Even head coach Brad Stevens who has known Zeller and his family for years after he tried to recruit Tyler's older brother Luke to Butler, is seeing a side of the big man he didn't know existed. "Probably the thing I've been, maybe the biggest surprise about Tyler Zeller has been the way he passes the ball," Stevens said. CSNNE.com

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How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.


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