As a Celtics-heavy Team USA training camp unfolds in Las Vegas, Boston players have one goal in mind: positivity.
“It can only be positive. Last year, I can’t see it being any worse than that,” Brown said after Team USA’s first workout Monday. “Coming out and being positive is everybody’s mindset.”
“I don’t really want to get into the logistics and talking about it,” Brown added. “It was dysfunctional, yes, but it’s over with now. I’m here with USA Basketball, I’m looking forward to what’s to come next, and we’ll see how the ball rolls.”
With Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart all on the training camp roster for Team USA with Kemba Walker, the Celtics returners have wasted no time bonding with their new point guard. In fact, they all went out to dinner together Sunday night to get to know each other better.
“It was fun. We got some good guys here, so we’re starting to build that chemistry early. Hanging out with Kemba, seeing what he’s like,” Brown said.
Brown isn’t the only one who knows how important it is to move forward with good relationships and make those bonds early. Marcus Smart acknowledged that on the court, chemistry is everything.
“It’s huge,” Smart said. “Everybody knows that championship teams… or really great teams, they have a certain oomph to them, where you look at them and you’re like, ‘Those guys, they’ve been together for a while,’ or, ‘Those guys really know how to play well with one another.’ That’s all we’re trying to build.”
And Walker has loved getting to know his new Celtics teammates as well.
“It was fun. Fun to be out there with those [Celtics] guys,” Walker said. “Those guys are super cool, fun to be around. I’m enjoying my time with them.”
All four Celtics on the Team USA training camp roster are ready for new beginnings next season, and with chemistry already beginning to gel, next season’s team could be a very different dynamic. Though, one thing is for certain: no one is looking back on the past.
“Very excited. Very excited [about next season],” Brown said. “I’m looking forward to it. We’ll see what happens but I’m excited. I’m really [trying to be] positive, not thinking about anything negative. Just coming forward and trying to be the best version of Celtics basketball.”
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Source: GreenStreet Blog