In the midst of all the excitement of Sheed committing to the Celtics, don't forget that the Celtics Summer League Team will be in action in Orlando. These games will be exciting to watch to watch as there will be some stiff competition going on for roster spots.
Bill Walker and JR Giddens will be competing basically for one back up wing spot. Both showed some good things in the D-League last season. Bill Walker got some time with the parent club as he was deemed further along than Giddens. There was also some question about Giddens' attitude that moved him behind Walker in the depth chart. It will be interesting to watch these two players in these summer league games to see if one or the other stands out.
There will also be a head to head competition between the Celtics lone draft pick this season, Lester Hudson, and Gabe Pruitt. Pruitt has the advantage of having been with the club for a couple of years but he just hasn't been able to crack the rotation. We know that Hudson can shoot, but he needs to prove that he can also run a team.
With the prospect of Big Baby leaving for the Spurs, there will also be a competition between the bigs as there may be a position for another big open if either Swift or Sweetney can impress the coaches sufficiently to warrant inviting one or both to training camp.
The Celtics tip off at 7:00 PM ET tonight vs Utah. Here is the week's schedule: July 6, 7pm vs. Jazz July 7, 3pm vs. Magic July 8, 5pm vs. Thunder July 9, 7pm vs. Pacers July 10, 1pm vs. Nets/76ers
Utah's Roster will include Jim Baron Andre Ingram Kevin Kruger Wes Matthews Eric Maynor Cedric Bozeman Josh Duncan Kevin Lyde Derrick Brown Gary Wilkinson Goran Suton James Augustine Kosta Koufos Larry Turner
Both the Magic and Celtics websites will be streaming the games online. They will not be televised. To check out all the games you can go to Orlando's webite HERE and in the upper right corner you can click to watch the games.