Here's your Twitter round-up from Brad Stevens:
Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart getting more opportunities with Rondo out. "He's physically, mentally ready for those."— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 29, 2014
#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: I want more aggressiveness overall. More pressure, more pace. Felt team was average at details last year.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) September 29, 2014
Stevens on if Smart can earn a starting role: "we have 14 guys that can earn a starting role" #CelticsMediaDay— Julian Edlow (@julianedlow) September 29, 2014
Stevens: If you were to make a list of the title contenders in this league, we wouldn’t be on it. So we have to do the little things.— Jared Weiss (@CLNS_JaredWeiss) September 29, 2014
Brad Stevens saying Brad Stevens things. As always, he was focused on the process of getting better and perfecting the little things. At the team's golf tournament last week, he mentioned that there were hundreds of lineups that he could use and he reiterated that today. The roster is more versatile going into Stevens' second year and he's willing to use two point guards at a time or fielding a starting lineup of two combo guards and he's confident that Marcus Smart can play day one. What I'm ecstatic about is his suggestion that his team (and most of the league) will move to a more Spurs-like offense with less grind it out execution and more read-and-react action with dozens of options in one set.