The Celtics had a practice today that featured a full court green on white scrimmage that focused on ball movement and defensive communication. Jared Sullinger again played with the starters while Brandon Bass again ran with the second team.
Rondo sat on a pile of floor mats on the left sideline and calmly banked in a shot from roughly 25 feet away. After seeing his backcourt mate sink the first shot, Lee took up the position and also made his first attempt. Rondo told Lee he'd miss his next 19 attempts, and, sure enough, Lee couldn't get another one to drop.
"I'm 1-1 right now. Rondo got me from sitting down on the side and I won the halfcourt shots," Lee said. "It's just a good way to get some extra competing after practice, that's all. But it's fun."
KG had much to say after practice.
"While I’m here, we’re not going to change that culture(hard work, know roles, consistency)," said Kevin Garnett. "When I’m gone, that’s another story, but for right now, this is the way we are. In the last two days, we’ve been playing with an edge, and it’s just about consistency. ... I’ve always worried about the consistency of this team and where we are with some of our habits. When we stay with those consistencies, we’re hard as sh@t to beat. When we get away from them, we’re trash. It’s as simple as that."
When asked about Jared Sullinger, he compared him to former teammate Kendrick Perkins (GULP!) Along saying that Sully is a no nonsense player who does his job and does what you tell him, he added this.
"He's a great rebounder, his IQ is unbelievable, he can pass the ball. He reminds me a lot of Perk, man, when we had Perk here," Garnett said of Sullinger. "Obviously not the defensive player that Perk was, but as far as IQ, moving the ball and being unselfish, he's a great teammate."