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“I wasn’t always sure I’d be back,” says Wafer. “it’s unbelievable. I’m just so happy to be back. I’m just so happy.”
“I just hope to help the team,”
says the 25-year-old over the phone. “I’m all about the team first. I
want to do anything I can to help make this a better team. Coach Rivers
said, ‘If you’re not going to be a team player I don’t want you here.’
So I’m just gonna do my best to help make us a stronger group.”
The former 39th overall pick becomes the second
Boston Celtics to hail from Louisiana, joining Glen “Big Baby”
Davis—though he hasn’t yet had the chance to speak with any of his new
“I haven’t talked to them,” says the former Florida State star, “but I have a relationship with Paul Pierce and Big Baby.”
Currently in Los Angeles, VW plans on flying out to Boston early next week.
“I’m gonna leave Sunday,” Wafer says. “Then I’m gonna stay up in
Boston, try to work with the coaches to get familiar with the defensive
schemes, learn the plays and get more familiar with everybody up there.”
He's clearly saying all the right things, especially the part about getting familiar with the defensive schemes.
For those who can't get enough of Von, here's his Twitter page.
On Page 2, Brian Scalabrine sees no difference between Shaq and himself.
“Me and Shaq’s games are really quite similar. He’s an inside player.
I’m an inside player. He’s 360. I’m 250,” said Scalabrine, the
expression on his face hardly changing. “I don’t know, if they had to
make that choice that there’s only going be room for one 360-pound
center, I feel like they could do both. They could have me and him.”
Gotta love Scal's humor. That's something we certainly will miss around here.