Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
“Now it’s time for the other guys to step up. We have (Rajon) Rondo, who has won a championship. He knows what it takes to win. We have myself, who was part of a 50-win team in Oklahoma. Kevin and Paul taught me the ropes to be a leader. I’m ready for the challenge, and I’m sure that Courtney and Avery (Bradley) will also be ready to step up and be more vocal.”
Green admittedly is about to lose his security blanket in Garnett, who focused on empowering Green last season. When Garnett said Green had the potential to be one of the best players in the league, he was genuinely touched.
“They were big in my process. Just mentally Kev started me out to be a more vocally active type of player, a leader by action, not on his level, but in my own skin and my own way,” said Green. “I owe that to him for my growth in the game. He’s done a lot for me on and off the court. He’s a guy I looked to, who helped me to get to this position. A lot can be owed to him.”
Glad to hear that Jeff Green is ready for the baton because he really doesn’t have a choice.
At 26, he’s in the prime of his career. There’s no longer pressure to defer to Hall of Fame teammates. He’s going to play a lot more minutes and get a lot more opportunities.
The same goes for Rajon Rondo.
Call me a crazy Green-teamer, but I’m not convinced this team is doomed for failure next season.
While the roster is still a work in progress, it’s quite possible they win more regular season games than last year.
Yup, I said it.
The Herald’s Mark Murphy has an update on the team’s pursuit of Brazilian center Vitor Faverani:
League source confirms that Celts talking with Brazilian center Vitor Faverani. But as to whether deal is imminent, he said, “Not sure.”
Not so fast on Celtics’ talks with Faverani. Buyout would be involved. Team debating situation.
Is there room for Faverani on this roster? I count 3 power forwards (Sullinger, Humphries, Bass) and one center (Olynyk). Shavlik Randolph is on the fringe and Fab Melo is destined for Maine (again).
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – Iverson as cool as ice | The Rondo Desire | Herald – Go slow on Kelly Olynyk hype | Boston.com – A to-do list for Brad Stevens | CSNNE – Olynyk: TV doesn’t justify NBA game | Pressey’s mental toughness an asset