HoopsHype Cuttino Mobley rumors
The Celtics have 15 players under contract, but Ainge is still keeping an eye out for shooters. Training camp starts Sept. 28 in Waltham. “We’re looking to bring the best 15 guys in, and probably some more,” Ainge said. “We’ll probably have some younger guys to evaluate in the camp process. We’re trying to give the veterans and idea where they’re at. We’re to look at everybody that might be available.” Boston Globe
“McCants looked really good,” Ainge said. “He shot the ball well, he competed at a high level. I’m really surprised that he’s not in the NBA right now. Same with Adam Morrision, making shots, making passes. The guys looked hungry they looked fit. And that’s with Hassel and Mobley too. Mobley for being out of basketball the last couple years the guy really knows how to play.” Ainge also confirmed he was considering former Nets assistant Roy Rodgers to replace the Celtics former big man coach Clifford Ray. “Nothing’s finalized but we’ve had conversations,” Ainge said. Boston Globe
Feeling that the rewards and his love of the game outweigh the risks, Cuttino Mobley has decided to resume his basketball career, 19 months after he retired due to a potentially fatal heart condition. "I can't stop living my life," Mobley told The Daily News over the telephone Tuesday. "I want to play. I'm ready." New York Daily News
"The doctors always made me aware of the risks, but I wanted to play," Mobley said after working out in Los Angeles. "I'm not angry at the Knicks. They were looking out for me and protecting their own interests. I like Donnie Walsh as a man and as a general manager. I wanted to play in Mike D'Antoni's system. It just didn't work out. There are no hard feelings." New York Daily News
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