The Celtics Rookie and Free Agent Camp has become more of a 2nd Year and Free Agent Camp as none of the Celtics rookies are participating. Bill Walker had successful arthroscopic surgery on his knee this morning, Erden is probably back off to Turkey and JR Giddens' agents told him not to participate if he wasn't under contract. It seems to me as though the agents are giving him some bad advice. Rookies for every team in the NBA are participating in practices and summer leagues without being under contract and they are benefiting from it. It would be great for Giddens to be getting this experience with or without a contract.
Those participating are: 11 Glen Davis - Big Baby is back from celebrating and ready to spend the rest of the summer working hard on his conditioning and his game.
13 Gabe Pruitt - Gabe is also planning on putting in the work this summer and hoping to turn the corner and make a leap in his career this season.
60 Bobby Brown - A 6'2" point guard who ranks 17th in overseas free agents according to Draft Express. He is 23 years old and played in Germany last season averaging 16 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.2 apg, and 1.0 spg.
62 Cook, Omar - 6'1" point guard who is 26 years old. He was the Magic's 2nd round pick in 2001 (31st overall) but didn't make the team. He played 17 games for the Blazers in '03-04 and played 5 games for Toronto in '04-05. He has played in Belgium, France, Russia and Serbia. He has applied for citizenship in Montenegro and is expected to play for their national team.
63 Mustafa Shakur - 6'3" point guard out of Arizona. He played 4 years at UA and averaged 11.9 points and 6.9 assists in his final year. He went undrafted in the 2007 draft but was signed to play for the Kings' Las Vegas Summer League and ranked 4th in assists per game with 6.0. He was released by the Kings and then went to Poland where he signed with the country's dominant team, Prokom. He won Polish Championship with Prokom Trefl Sopot in 2008.
67 James Mays - A 6'9" power forward out of Clemson who played 4 years there. He averaged 10.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.7 steals in his senior season. He went undrafted in the 2008 draft.
68 David Hawkins - 6'4" guard who played college ball at Temple from 2000-2004. He played in the USBL and CBA before going to Italy for the 2004-05 season and has been playing there since. He averaged 10.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 1.9 apg for Lottomatica Roma last season.
69 Brian Butch - 6'11" 240 lb center out of Wisconsin. Brian Butch was one of the most heralded prep-prospects in University of Wisconsin history. The former five-star from Appleton was rated higher than the likes of Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza out of high school, and was expected to be a force in the Big 10. He didn't live up to expectations for the most part. He averaged 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, .8 assists and .8 blocks in his senior season at Wisconsin. He went undrafted in the 2008 draft.
70 Alan Anderson - 6'6" SG/SF/PF who played 4 years at Michigan State. He was drafted by Charlotte and played in 36 games for them in the '05-06 season and 17 games in the '06-07 season. He played last season in Italy and averaged 14.4 point, 1.9 rebounds. 1.3 assists and 1.6 steals.
71 Eddie Basden - 6'6" SG/SF. After playing 4 years of college ball at Charlotte, he went undrafted in the 2005 draft. He is known for his defensive intensity and is the Conference USA all time leader in steals. He was signed by the Bulls after a strong showing in their summer league and played in 19 games for them in the 05-06 season. He played in Europe for the '06-07 and 07-08 seasons, averaging 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.1 steals.
72 Charles Gaines - 6'7" SF, Played college ball for Southern Mississippi from 2001-2004. He was signed by the Michigan Mayhem of the CBA for 2004-2005 season and then moved to Italy. He has played for Italy, France, Spain and Turkey.
73 Randolph Morris - 6'11" center who was highly regarded out of high school and went to the University of Kentucky. After his freshman season, he declared for the draft but was not drafted and since he didn't hire an agent was able to go back to Kentucky. He averaged 16.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in his junior year. He signed a 2 year contract with the Knicks as a free agent in 2007. He played in 5 games during the 06-07 season and in 18 games in the 07-08 season. He averaged 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game.
74 David Noel - 6'6" SF/PF. He played 4 years of college ball at North Carolina. He was picked in the 2006 draft by the Bucks with the 9th pick in the second round. He played in 68 games for the Bucks in 06-07 and averaged 2.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists. He played last season in Spain.
75 Lawrence Roberts - 6'9" PF who played college basketball for 4 years at Mississippi State. He was the 25th pick in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft. He played 2 years for Memphis from '05-07 and averaged 3.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. He didn't play last season.
76 Aaron Pettway - 6'11" center who played his college ball at Oklahoma State. He went undrafted and has been playing in the Euroleague in Poland and France where he averaged 9.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
79 Ryvon Covile - 6'9" PF Played 4 years of college ball for Detroit. Went undrafted in the 2007 draft and played last season in Israel.