The Daily Ubuntu – 8 Oct 2012

The Daily Ubuntu is a collection of Celtics-related news and columns from around the intarwebs, just so that you keep in touch with our favourite green team.

Pierce faces his world audience – Boston Herald

Pierce talks about facing the crowd in Milan, and how it feels like. Comments on the preseason opener:

“It was a (matter) of being anxious in the first preseason game,” he said. “You see a lot of heavy turnover games that pop up when you’re trying to learn one another. You just sort of get into a rhythm and you have to get the chemistry right. But that’s going to work out more together as we play more exhibition games.

“The important thing is to get better,” said Pierce. “Win or lose, you want to continue to grow and continue to build. We understand it’s preseason, and Doc won’t be playing rotations the way that he does in the regular season. It’s improving and understanding out schemes.”

According to Sherrod Blakely, Chris Wilcox is expected to get an MRI done when the team gets home. What seemed like a minor back tweak is now sounding a little more serious. The season hasn’t even begun, COME ON.

Style points for Rondo – Boston Herald

Rondo talks about his blossoming interest in fashion and possibly starting his own line. Interesting. I’ll take him over Westbrook any day, no questions asked.

What we learned from Celtics second preseason game – WEEI

Musings and observations from Paul Flannery on the second Europe game.

Video: Jet and Truth 3-point contest – Red’s Army

JET and PP have a shootout during practice before the Europe games, with the JET taking home the trophy (figuratively).

Rookie Sullinger starts strong – ESPN Boston

Sullinger has looked nothing like a fresh-faced late-round pick during this European trip, blending well with any lineup. Some first-year players would be overwhelmed playing alongside Boston’s Big Three and a veteran such as Jason Terry as part of Sunday’s starting unit, but Sullinger simply did the little things — finishing around the basket and cleaning up the glass — and he’s well on his way to establishing himself as a rotation player in his first NBA season.

There’s room for growth in his game and it’s clear the Celtics like the idea of pairing him with the likes of Kevin Garnett as he improves his defense. It does make you wonder if, down the road, Sullinger could make a strong case for more time with the starting unit.

Exactly what I’m thinking – looking forward to Sully in the starting lineup.

Pre-season rookie watch: Jared Sullinger (Celtics) – NBA Nation Australia

Nick How does a pretty good summary on Sully, check it out if you have not been keeping track of the rookie.

That’s all for today folks, have fun and I’ll see you soon.


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