April 16, 2024


“These guys may very well be doing one thing else, however, they select to be right here with this group. That claims lots about us and lots about them.”

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This season, it’s not unusual to see former Celtics stopping by follow on the Auerbach Heart.

Two weeks in the past, Paul Pierce dropped by and held an impromptu 3-point capturing contest with Eddie Home and assistant coach Sam Cassell after follow.

Rajon Rondo was there on Monday, and he gave Brown a number of pointers.

“To this point, simply it’s been like what we’re attempting to do,” Brown stated. “Seeing the sport, displaying me little locations the place I can assault, studying the sport in sure avenues, stuff that would assist me, stuff that he sees. To this point, it’s been nice.”

Brown, who’s coming into his eighth season with the Celtics, stated he grew up watching gamers like Rondo and Pierce play.

“It’s so cool having these guys coming round and being part of follow, being a part of the group,” Brown stated. “Rising up, watching the Celtics, seeing guys like KG, Rondo, and Pierce and stuff like that, now having them in our follow and our movie room telling us ‘nah, that is the way you gotta do it, that is what they see’ I feel that’s an amazing honor.”

“These guys may very well be doing one thing else,” Brown continued. “However, they select to be right here with this group. That claims lots about us and lots about them. I’m extraordinarily grateful for that. I feel that’s tremendous cool.”

Brown, who signed a Supermax extension with the Celtics within the offseason, spoke concerning the starvation he needed to get the deal finished.

“I’d be mendacity if I stated I wasn’t motivated,” Brown stated. “I’m extraordinarily motivated. I’m the form of man that all the time finds a chip on his shoulder to return out and compete.”

Brown stated that he’s excited to get the season began and chase Banner No. 18. The Celtics open the common season on the street Wednesday evening in New York earlier than internet hosting the Warmth at TD Backyard on Friday.

“Not having the ability to get to the last word aim thus far in my profession is one thing that offers you additional motivation. I’m excited concerning the 12 months. I’m excited concerning the journey. I’m able to go.”