With Celtics Training camp coming to an end, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and others from last year’s roster are in store for their first reunion at the TD Garden of the 2019-20 season.
Sunday’s matchup marks the return of Terry Rozier.
Between his press conference after the Celtics’ were eliminated from the 2019 NBA Playoffs and his wild ESPN tour soon after, Rozier’s ending in Boston was a bit rocky. Not to mention, he’s going up against Kemba Walker, the same guy the Celtics decided was better to invest in than Rozier.
“It’s going be awkward at first,” Smart said about the idea of seeing Rozier in a different uniform. “But everyone on this team that’s been here that played with Terry, we love him, we (have) nothing but respect for Terry. We wish (him) nothing but the best.”
“But, obviously, he’s coming to the Garden. He’s no longer wearing the green jersey, so he’s on the opposite team, so he knows what to expect. He knows we’re going to come out and we’re going to play, and we’re gonna try to make sure Terry doesn’t have a Terry night. He knows it, but that’s the beauty (of) it.”
Here are a few other takeaways from the fourth and final day of Celtics Training Camp:
—Smart was back to work on Friday after he was out sick on Thursday.
—Romeo Langford still didn’t partake team scrimmages, but was involved in everything else.
—Brad Stevens made a comment about Langford that indicates he’s more of a long-term add and may not have as much of an impact right away as Grant Williams or Carsen Edwards.
“He’s just one of those guys that, he’s got touch. He knows how to score the ball,” Stevens said. “He’s a good player and the game comes really easy to him. You can tell, though, that he’s a little bit younger, as far as just all the experiences in Grant and Carsen and all those guys (have had).”
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Source: GreenStreet Blog