(Stephane Lasme, dunking on Primoz Brezec here, has been invited to Celtics training camp.)
The Celtics have invited three more players to training camp. (ESPN Boston)
The Boston Celtics have extended training camp invites to former UMass product Stephane Lasme, Southern Indiana’s Jamar Smith, and LSU’s Chris Johnson, according to a league source.
Ahh, now I see what Danny Ainge was trying to do by inviting all these bums to work out or participate in training camp. He was just trying to find a player I didn’t know. In Jamar Smith, Ainge finally accomplished the trick. Touche, Danny. You’ve officially stumped me.
I did a little research, though, and Smith’s actually a well-known player. In Division II circles, I mean. He was named Basketball Times’ NCAA Division II Player of the Year last season, averaging 21.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Lasme, and undersized post player, played at UMass and was a triple-double machine (with points, rebounds and blocks), while Johnson is a 6’11″ center who averaged a whopping 7.7 points and 7.2 rebounds during his senior season at LSU (in 2008-2009).
And if any of these three players make the Celtics, I’ll wear a Kobe Bryant jersey every single day of the year. You can quote me on that, too.