But another draft pick who was expected to be in attendance - first-round pick J.R. Giddens - was also nowhere to be found when Boston brought in 15 players to Waltham yesterday for a double-session of scrimmages.
According to Celtics executive director of basketball operations Danny Ainge, Giddens elected not to attend the camp - on the advice of his agents - because he had not yet signed a contract. While this makes some sense on the surface, it should be noted that there are rookies all across the league participating in workouts this week in advance of next week’s Las Vegas Summer League who have yet to sign deals.
Not sure what is going on with the agents but I'm not going to worry too much about this one. I'm sure someone will raise a red flag about his character issues, but I don't think that is the deal here. Just an overprotecive representation team as far as I can see. I wonder if it has anything to do with Danny's hinting around encouraging the draftees to look at options overseas for a year.