New Celtics get new uniform numbers

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New guys picking numbers when so many numbers are retired is always good summer fun.

Chris Forsberg delivers us some hard hitting scoops by figuring out what numbers will be worn by three of the most recently added Celtics.

Numbers game: Wallace, Pressey get digits - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace will wear No. 45, while rookie guard Phil Pressey will sport No. 26, according to the team's updated online roster. Wallace wore No. 3 at the start of his career before taking No. 45 after joining the Nets. He'll be the first Celtics player to sport that number since Carlos Arroyo's late-season cameo during the 2011 season (it hadn't been previously seen since Raef LaFrentz wore it from 2006-08). Pressey wore No. 1 at Missouri, but picked No. 26 for the Celtics' summer league entry in Orlando. That digit had been dormant in Boston for 30 years before Patrick O'Bryant (2009) and Lester Hudson (2010) selected it.

Faverani ready to work like 'an animal' - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Faverani also discusses talking with new coach Brad Stevens via phone and his decision to wear No. 38 (suggesting there's a tattoo involved). There's also a bunch of his basketball journey from Brazil to Spain to Boston and it ends with Faverani offering, "a hug for everyone."

Everyone send a hug back to Vitor!

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