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The Celtics just wrapped up a grueling three-hour practice with the entire 15 fully healthy minus Avery Bradley.
Practice just ended in Waltham. If you're counting, that was nearly three hours of practice time today.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 24, 2012
With no more preseason games on the schedule, the Celtics are hard at work in the basketball lab in preparation of their opening night showdown with the defending champs, including the newest in green, Leandro Barbosa:
Everybody but Bradley participated in practice today according to Celtics.— Jimmy Toscano (@Jimmy_Toscano) October 24, 2012
Chris Wilcox and Darko returned to practice today, per Celtics PR— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) October 24, 2012
That's good news on Barbosa and even better on Chris Wilcox. Training camp has been very exciting with guys like Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Jared Sullinger proving to be reliable building blocks towards a championship team, but it's players like Barbosa, Wilcox, and Darko Milicic that are going to prove to be the mortar off the bench. They may not be called upon every night, but there are going to be those occasional humdrum nights in January and February where Doc is going to call on his vets to fill in.
Some fun quotes from Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green:
Asked why he wanted to return, Green points to the court: "That guy right there. Rajon. He's the best point guard in the league."— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) October 24, 2012
When asked what his FT% goal is for this season, Rajon Rondo answered, "100%... Minus 10... So, 90%."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 24, 2012