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February 23, 2015 Updates

He was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Celtics last month. He was asked to compare Thursday's activity to when he was traded for the first time in January 2013 when Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars shipped him to Memphis. "This one, even though I didn't think I was going to get traded, I knew there was a chance of it," Prince said. "The thing about that one it was a shock because I had been here 11 years and I get a call after the trade was over. "I felt disrespected by that, but that's a story for back then." Detroit Free Press

Thomas came off the bench for Brad Stevens and scored 21 points in just 25 minutes of action before hitting the showers early. The point guard also filled up all areas of the box score with his stat line, posting five rebounds, three assists and two steals. He shot efficiently from the field (6-of-13), the 3-point line (3-of-7) and tied a team-high with seven free throw attempts. Despite the strong play, Brad Stevens was understandably disappointed with the ejection, as seen by his immediate reaction. Boston Globe

Though Brad Stevens downplayed the chance that Jared Sullinger will need surgery in his recovery from a metatarsal fracture in his left foot, it’s clear that the big Celtics forward will have to adhere to a strict conditioning program. Asked about the 280-pound Sullinger’s battle with weight and how it might affect his rehabilitation, the Celtics coach replied that the rehab process will indeed be arduous. “The biggest thing is that he continues to really work on conditioning, because that is really important, but he’s going to have to rehab in some unique ways,” Stevens said yesterday. Boston Herald

February 22, 2015 Updates

Before the Pistons signed Datome out of Italy, the Celtics showed some interest. Team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge took a trip overseas to catch a game in person. Still, Datome said Boston did not extend a contract offer. "When free agency started, they never made a real offer," he said, adding, "Nothing real. The only offers I received were from the Pistons and a couple, two, teams. Boston wasn't one of those. They had interest. They came to watch me. But nothing that real." Booth Newspapers

Now that the Celtics do have Datome under contract, what will he bring? "A lot of will to play," he said. "I'm a player, I love the NBA, I'm loving the experience. But I'm a basketball player so I would like to start playing and contributing to team results. Shooting skills," the 27-year-old added. "It's my second year in the league, but it's my 12th as a pro. So I can read basketball situations. I hope I can help the team in any way, but I'm ready to do, like, anything, because I really want to play. So, whatever it costs." Booth Newspapers

“I think I was more excited than he was,” the 2000 Hall of Fame inductee told the Herald. “I called him first when I heard about the trade, and I told him, I said, ‘This is going to be great for you.’ I told him, ‘There’s two historic organizations in the NBA — LA and Boston — and you’re getting a chance to play for one of them.’ I told him he would love Danny (Ainge) and that he was going to be immersed in a basketball culture. I told him he was going to be around people who have won championships, who talk championship and understand championship. Not too many players are blessed with that opportunity to be around that environment. I mean, Cedric Maxwell is calling the games, and he was the MVP of The Finals. Tommy Heinsohn is doing their TV, and he’s in the Hall of Fame as a player and a coach. I told him, ‘You’re getting ready to be immersed in a basketball culture and tradition that you’ve never experienced before, and feel fortunate because it’s a wonderful opportunity. Embrace it.’” Boston Herald

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN CELTICS HISTORY

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

   

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