W2W4: Media day for Celtics – ESPN (blog)
The Boston Celtics will formally welcome the 2014-15 season on Monday when the entire squad convenes at the team’s training facility in Waltham for media day.
The eve of training camp is a station-to-station shuttle where Celtics players don their home white uniforms and bounce between media outlets while answering questions, reading promos, posing for pictures and often goof around. It’s a dizzying three hours with every player and team official typically available to reporters. There will be an awful lot to digest when the dust settles on Monday afternoon, but here are some of the areas of interest heading into the event:
•Rondo’s hand: Rajon Rondo already was going to be the center of attention before he broke a bone in his left hand during a fall at his house on Thursday. After missing much of the past two seasons due to ACL surgery, the Celtics were energized by the prospect of having a healthy Rondo for the start of the season, but now he’s pegged to miss 6-8 weeks while recovering from Friday’s surgery. Questions linger about exactly how the injury happened and Rondo will likely spend more time trying to explain an off-the-court incident than focus on what he and the Celtics are capable of on the court this season.
• Turner’s arrival: The Celtics and free-agent swingman Evan Turner agreed to terms back on July 21. Seventy-one days later, that signing ought to become official as the Celtics have pledged to have Turner officially added to the roster before camp opens on Tuesday. That means some additional roster shuffling looms, likely with Boston set to release some of the bodies obtained in Thursday’s swap with the Cavaliers.
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