Some notes from today's practice courtesy of Twitter.
Both Kris Joseph and Fab Melo were present at practice today. Kris was on the court with the team but Fab was there to work out and to observe. Fab didn't practice with the team because Doc didn't want reps taken away from other bigs. Neither has been called up but just in for practice and will return to Maine. Doc expressed that being able to bring rookies back on and off day for Red Claws a big advantage to new NBDL affiliation.
Kris Joseph said he's willing to drive down from Portland, Maine whenever he can to practice with big club. But, he added that he makes Fab Melo drive in separate car so he doesn't have to wait for him after practice. Joseph also added that any rookie would rather stay in Boston, but playing with Red Claws has been of great benefit to him.
Doc singled out Jared Sullinger after practice for praise saying, "Way to play, baby." Sully and Rondo were running pick-and-roll drills after the workout. This has become a routine for the two of them.
Doc said that pick-and-roll defense was the focus of today's practice, saying it was part of the natural growth process. Since that's been one of the weaknesses of the team, it's a good thing to focus on. Doc emphasized that he's concerned about defensive rebounding. He also repeated that offensive rebounds are "nice" but the defensive rebounds are "key."
Courtney Lee says he's not concerned about his recent uneven play and said that consistency will come with time. Lee took mock offense at a reporter's question about his turnovers. Good to see he can keep his sense of humor even while he has been struggling. Lee worked on his jumper after practice and followed his shooting drills with extensive ball-handling drills. Lee was the last player on court still shooting 30 minutes after the end of practice. According to the reporters there, this is becoming a trend.
Avery Bradley has taken part in pre-practice offensive skeleton drills, but he is not participating in actual practices. Bradley has been running skeleton plays and shooting, but not practicing yet. He still hasn't been cleared for contact yet.
And finally, some video of the Celtics practicing half court sets in preparation for Wednesday's game with the Nets.