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Offseason Activities

With 14 of 15 possible roster spots already filled, there hasn't been an overwhelming amount of Celtics-related news by any means lately. But that actually got me thinking, and I found myself wondering what all the players currently on the roster have been up to this summer. Let's review:

  • Kendrick Perkins has spent the vast majority of his summer rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee. As we all remember, Perk tore his right ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Like Pierce, Perk held his own youth basketball camp down in Texas, where he elaborated on the treatment he's receiving for the knee, along with some of the rehab-related activities he's been engaged in. 
  • Rookie Avery Bradley has also spent the majority of his summer rehabbing - in his case his left ankle, which required surgery after he injured it in pre-draft workouts. Bradley's been in the Boston area, working out primarily at the team's practice facility in Waltham, and is expected to be ready for training camp. 
  • Semih Erden, like Rajon Rondo, has gotten an extended taste of international competition this summer, as he's representing his native Turkey in the FIBA World Championship. In his team's most recent game, an 86-47 drudging of Cote d'Ivoire, Erden posted six points and grabbed four rebounds in 19 minutes
  • Glen Davis and Nate Robinson have pretty much been goofballs this summer, posting funny and completely irrelevant photos and videos on Twitter and YouTube. I suppose this shouldn't really surprise us, though. On a more serious note, Davis also spent time this summer at the Plummer Home for Boys, in Salem, Massachusetts. 
  • Shaquille O'Neal made his first public appearance as a member of the Boston Celtics yesterday at the UFC Fan Expo, which was held prior to last night's UFC 118. Davis also made a surprise appearance (both attended the actual fight). Shaq can still be seen on ABC on his show "Shaq Vs." on Tuesday nights. I'm sure Shaq will be spending plenty of time in the gym leading up to training camp. Right? 
  • Ray Allen participated in Jim Calhoun's bi-annual All-Star charity basketball game on August 7. The tournament also garnered appearances from the likes of former UConn standouts Emeka Okafor, Ben Gordon, and Caron Butler
  • Guys We're Not Entirely Sure About

    Jermaine O'Neal, Marquis Daniels, Von Wafer, and Luke Harangody haven't put themselves in the public spotlight too often this summer, if at all. As a result, we're not entirely sure what they've been up, so I'm going to safely assume they've all locked themselves in a gym somewhere and have been working tirelessly on their respective games so that they can all play a part in the Celtics winning another championship next season. Yeah, I like the sound of that. 

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