Bill Walker, who has played six minutes in two appearances, confirmed he will be sent to the NBA Development League today.
Walker has such a great attitude and work ethic. You have to like this kid. He came in and worked his way onto the team and now, instead of being upset about being sent to the D-League, he is excited for the chance to play and improve.
"It’s not a demotion at all. So you have you to get that out your mind,” Walker said before Thursday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. “It’s the reason that why they created the D-League, so that instead of having guys sitting on the bench, not staying in shape, they can go down there and play.”
“I welcome it,” Walker said. “If it happens, I’m looking forward to going down and playing against someone other than my teammates.”
“[I've learned about] just having a pro pace without rushing yourself, knowing your limits, staying within your game,” Walker said. “Just little things I’ve been learning, picking up stuff from Paul (Pierce) and the pace he plays at. He doesn’t go any faster than he wants to and he makes use of every move he uses.”
I really like this kid and can see him really making some noise in the D-League and I can also see him coming up big for the Celtics in the second half of the season.