The Boston Celtics continue through the dog days of summer by getting extra work in and potentially learning a few things before the start of what should be an exciting season.
The New England Patriots started training camp on Thursday morning but received a special visitor on Saturday in the form of Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
It appears Stevens is walking next to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in the video above, and he’ll certainly get to talk to Bill Belichick. Stevens and Belichick have spent time together before. This past September Belichick asked Stevens to speak to Pats players when they were starting their season, so maybe he was brought back to do the same thing. Considering the Patriots won the Super Bowl, Belichick could be trying to replicate everything that worked well. Still, any time that Stevens can get some tips and tricks from a legend like Belichick, it’s good news for Celtics fans.
Jason Smeathers, an NBA skills trainer that has worked with Gordon Hayward in the past, posted a photo of himself in a gym with Hayward and Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye.
It looks like two of the newest members of the Celtics spent an entire week working out together. Ojeleye and Hayward would probably be one of the last combos I would predict to work out together, but it’s cool to see a rookie getting work in with an All-Star like Hayward.
This meetup comes after Al Horford posted a photo a week ago of himself with Marcus Smart and former UMass guard Trey Davis. Davis is a cousin of Smart’s who isn’t on a team currently, but it’s good to see all of these Celtics players working on their game instead of making headlines for requesting trades. It really speaks to the culture of the team that Stevens and others have developed over the past four years.