#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: I thought I was too gradual putting stuff in last year. Will do it more rapidly this year.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) September 30, 2014
Stevens called Evan Turner, "notwithstanding Rondo," as good a pick and roll player as Celtics have.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 30, 2014
#Celtics Brad Stevens: Jeff Green has different way about him this year. Has already tried to pull James Young aside for extra tutelage.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) September 30, 2014
Evan Turner (who played some PG today) says he's much more comfortable with the ball in his hands as opposed to catch-and-shoot situations.— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) September 30, 2014
It's unlikely you'll see Avery Bradley at the point this yr. #Celtics HC B. Stevens focusing on Evan Turner, Marcus Smart and Phil Pressey.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 30, 2014
W/ Evan Turner getting mins at PG, a 7-footer in Tyler Zeller playing C, & Kelly Olynyk avail at PF, this Celtics team can suddenly play big— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) September 30, 2014
Training camp: so much dribbling. http://t.co/ShAxjKzDLP— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) September 30, 2014
Lots to digest here, but it sounds like the headline coming out of the first practice of training camp is that Evan Turner is going to get some run at the point. At Media Day yesterday, Brad Stevens talked about being comfortable with two point guards or two combo guards on the floor at the same time and mentioning that anybody could be the primary ball handler in a set. Stevens wants more "pace and space" to allow ball handlers to penetrate and probe defenses. Hence, the ball-handling drills. (Nice crossover, Joel! Maybe not as nice as Celtics.com's Emily Austen handle, but still pretty sweet.) This goes in line with what Stevens said yesterday about the team playing more fluid, read-and-react offense with everybody getting a chance to make several reads in a play. Whether it's setting a weak side screen or putting the ball on the floor, it sounds like to a man, everybody will be responsible for making plays for everybody else.