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Starting Five - 10/26

Five quick links and quotes to start your week.

Fit Ray Allen to give foes fits -

When Ray Allen said he entered training camp in the best shape of his career, it was an attention-grabber. After all, it’s tough to improve your condition when you have 4.5 percent body fat.

Celtics rookie Hudson hopes to make a point - The Boston Globe

WALTHAM - Lester Hudson didn’t have another plan. He wasn’t thinking about going overseas and coming back. He wasn’t thinking about going to the D-League and working up. Not when he considered where he had come from.

Rasheed Wallace a perfect fit with Celtics -

And, for a person of his temperament, the beauty of it all is that he never has to conserve a thing. Wallace doesn’t have to pace himself early in a game to make sure he is able to produce at the end. He can be Sheed every minute that he is on the court.

Scouting report -

After Kevin Garnett’s health, Rondo is the biggest key to this year’s team. He is coming off a somewhat rocky offseason and has yet to sign a long-term extension, but he’s been lauded by coach Doc Rivers throughout the preseason. Is this the year he makes the leap to All-Star status?

Stitched-up Ray Allen back at practice -

"You should see the other guy," he said, as Rasheed Wallace shouted, "Bleeder!" from across the floor.

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