For sports fans, training camp is little more than when the NBA slowly begins creeping back into the collective conscious following months of free agency, summer league and general inactivity for a handful of players on the league’s fringe it is the most important time of the year, as they battle for one or two spots on a team’s 15-man roster. The Boston Celtics, a team with more questions than answers after hiring Brad Stevens and dealing Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, are a franchise with plenty of holes that could use some help on the cheap. After waiving Donte Greene, per ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg, the C’s now have one roster spot open and have invited four players to compete for it: Chris Babb,Damen Bell-Holter, DeShawn Sims and Kammron Taylor. None of them are going to set the league on fire in 2013-14, but let’s look deeper at the four players that Celtics fans should be getting well acquainted with in training camp as well as what undrafted rookie point guard Phil Pressey must do to earn consistent minutes.
“For sure Rondo,” Ainge told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich when asked which building block for the future is un-tradeable. “The guy was a starter on the All Star team last year before he got hurt. That means he’s one of the top 10 players in the NBA. He’s still young and maturing all the time. He would be, by far, the most difficult piece to trade.”
Doesn’t really know, because the newly-acquired forward hasn’t been very talkative with his new team. “I’m right there with you (reporters), I’m anxious to meet Gerald,” said Ainge. “I’ve met him before when I was doing television, but I haven’t had much conversation with him. He’s really the only one. He’ll be in town I think next week, so I’ll be watching closely and we’ll sit down.”