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Celtics Links - 9/27/07

Boston Herald
Ainge's plan takes flight.
Batista signs on for Italy trip.
Boston Globe
Batista, Jones come on board, Doc to experiment with lineups in preseason. Green Bandwagon Note - If Batista were named Doug Smith I would not be excited in any way shape or form. However, who doesn't want a guy from Uruguay named Batista on the squad? This would be better if I had something interesting to say. So I encourage you to check out some of the lineups Doc is thinking about. If you ever thought of Paul Pierce as a 4 this is your moment.
Celtics seek season sponsor in newest marketing trend. Green Bandwagon Note -
Celtics Blog
Ten commandments of preseason.
Rome Uniform. Green Bandwagon Note - I generally despise uniforms that are made to sell merchandise. Think the Knicks and Bulls' disastrous St. Patrick's Day uniforms. But these Italian ones are pretty cool.
Celtics rookies on Read to Achieve Duck tour. Green Bandwagon Note - In a lot of ways the NBA can't win. Whenever I read something like this I feel as if the league is trying too hard with its image. Although this has nothing on the NBA Cares campaign. But the Association has to do something given the way people pile on when things get negative.  
Loy's Place
Pierce looks to get defensive. Green Bandwagon Note - Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are supposed to be good defenders when properly motivated. It is definitely put up or shut up time.
Look for KG to be the glue to make sure that nobody slips.
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Celtics close to selling out home games.
Metrowest Daily
Set rotation for Celtics.
Bloggin Down the House
Scal cleared to practice,  Celtics to unveil new floor.
KG and RA make Boston a hot ticket. Green Bandwagon Note - Really?
Paul Pierce conference call.
Celtics Nation
Garnett poised to lead Green to promised land.
Ray Allen gives Celtics a sharp shooting team player.
Rondo expected to set the table for the new Big Three.
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Season preview:  New Jersey Nets.

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