The Celtics have gotten rid of their morning walkthrough, but that doesn’t mean we have to. Here are a few Celtics links, and maybe even an NBA link or two, to help wake you up and get you focused for the day.
Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald- “Kendrick Perkins may have no bigger fan in the NBA than Clippers assistant coach John Lucas, who runs a gym in Houston in the offseason and has worked with Perk since the center came into the league. ‘I love that kid,’ Lucas said. ‘I knew about him right away just by his commitment. He’d drive 75 miles each way, every day to work out in Houston. He did that for the first month, and then he got a place for the next two months. Then he’d drive in for the week and go home on weekends. That’s commitment.’”
Mark Murphy, Boston Herald- “’I look at it like he’s just testing me,’ [Tony] Allen said of the Celtics coach. ‘Each test I pass is another game to get confidence. I’m just trying to get my body back in strength. It’s an honor and a pleasure to just be out there playing,’ he said. ‘All I ever wanted to do was to just play. I’m trying to make the best of it, trying to help this ballclub win games. It just feels good being out there.’”
Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald- “No less a point-guard expert than Phoenix’ Steve Nash has become duly impressed by Celtics guard Rajon Rondo . ‘He’s pretty unique,’ said Nash, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player. ‘I can’t think of anyone who quite has the same skill set he has. I mean, I guess the closest thing would have been maybe Jason Kidd in his day, but they’re still different types of athletes.’”
Daniel Kobialka, NESN- “The Celtics may have hit a roadbump in January, but team president Danny Ainge is not ready to give up on this season just yet. ‘We haven’t been healthy this year, and I feel like we’re going to be,’ Ainge told The Boston Globe. ‘It just happens that we put it on cruise control a little bit too often. But I think that our team is very talented and we have a good mix of players.’”