The Daily Ubuntu: feat. Barbosa going green, KG’s block party and more

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.

Today’s edition features Ticket giving a screw-you-no-effing-layups-tonight block, Leandro Barbosa’s signing, Lee getting comfortable in offense, Green wanting James Worthy’s permission and more.

Video highlights

First off, let’s get a look at this nasty block KG did last night at the Garden. Downright old school KG, haven’t seen him doing stuff like this in years. No friggin’ layups!

Leandro Barbosa all signed up and going green

Leandro Barbosa to join Celtics – Y! Sports

I was having a look at available agents last night and wondering if they’d consider signing Barbosa. What a great addition, he’s not All-Star but to have his legs on transition and some minutes at the point to free Lee and JET up, I’m definitely not complaining.

If you haven’t heard of him before, here’s a quick read about Barbosa from KWAPT on Red’s Army.

Barbosa’s never been known for his defense though, this makes me wonder if we are ever going to get the defense going.

Player features

Courtney Lee finding himself – ESPN Boston

Courtney’s been looking a wee bit hesitant in the earlier games (just a little bit), but he is slowly understanding his role in the offense, and that he should stay aggressive.

“You’ve got Rondo; he’s out there anchoring the team,” Lee said. “You’ve got KG and you’ve got Paul, so you know guys are going to respect them and they’re going to draw a lot of attention. It makes my job a lot easier. All I’ve got to do is make sure I’m going to knock down that shot when I’m wide open in the corner, then just play defense and just get out and run.”

Exactly right mate. All you need to do is to knock them baseline 3s down, and to keep driving hard, be it on transition or half-court. And oh yeah – run like a maniac all the time. LEE FOR TRANSITION D!

A Worthy comparison for Green? – ESPN Boston

“Put this Tweet out to James Worthy — he has Twitter,” said Green. “I’m not doing it. Who runs the Boston Celtics’ Twitter? … I cannot be called the great James Worthy without his permission. I’m dead serious. I want you to put that Tweet out. I do not want to be called James Worthy. Get video, I don’t care.”

Jeff Green’s pretty serious about not getting comparisons to Worthy, so serious that it’s funny. With all the hype however, I guess it’s good he doesn’t want that sort of expectation yet, and the respect he gives Worthy is well. Praise-worthy. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

Garnett: The best is yet to come from Celtics players – CSNNE

KG’s pretty sure everyone’s not playing at their full potential yet, and so does the rest of Celtic Nation.

“We’re still learning,” said Garnett. “Doc is still inserting different things for us offensively and defensively. But I think the things that you’re going to see out of some of the players on our team won’t be shocking, but there’ll be things that we probably haven’t seen in quite some time. Different players in here bring different elements and it’s a good thing. It’s not just the oneness on two or three guys. We really have a real balanced team in there.”

The teething period begins, and the results shouldn’t be obvious until later. All we can do now, is to wait and cheer the team on.

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


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