2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown on his first practice: "I was over-excited. I didn't get much sleep last night. I think I was here three or four hours early. I'm anxious."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

To start the first training camp practice, Celtics coach Brad Stevens told his players to operate at 30 percent speed. They, of course, launched in full throttle. "We did like a 5-on-5 kind of not live breakdown before they even stretched and I said, ‘Go 30 percent, it's a walkthrough.' If that was 30 percent we're going to be able to fly around," said Stevens. "I think it was just a misjudging of what 30 percent is but they were flying early on in practice."

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Horford feels good after first practice with Celtics (0:39)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford after first practice with Celtics after nine seasons in Atlanta: "I feel good. It feels right to be here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics huddle up after their first training camp practice of the year.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It remains to be seen if Celtics can live to to lofty expectations this season, but their hair game should rank near top of the league.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford: "I'm not sure about [being the missing piece], but I know that I'm gonna help our team be better."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk will participate in non-contact drills to start training camp and his surgically-repaired shoulder will be reevaluated in mid-October to judge the next step in his recovery. Said Olynyk: "It's day-to-day, week-to-week, see you how you feel, testing the strength, testing the limits and go from there."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jae Crowder on possible NBA protests: "I think us, as athletes, we have to take advantage of the stage we're on. We're at a high level, we're held on a high level, we have a platform to shed light on a situation in a positive way, try to make positive out of it. You can't fix negative problems with negative energy. I don't want to do anything negative, I want to do something positive to shed light on the situation."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens on talking to his players about national anthem protests in other sports: "We have sat down as a team and discussed and talked about it, and I think the biggest thing is that we all really value the freedoms that we have, and we certainly support individual freedom. It's been great to engage in those discussions, it's been really fun for me to hear about how excited our guys are about using their platforms to promote good things."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on Paul Pierce announcing this will be his final season: "I think Paul could play for a few more years, so I'll believe [he's retiring] when I see it. … The thing that stands out more to me than anything about Paul -- after all the great shots and great plays and everything else he did here -- was just watching him, sitting right outside my office, seeing him come in at midnight and work on his game, work on his conditioning. He really loved the game."

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Gerald Green on why he wanted to play for Celtics (1:03)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Green on Celtics: "When we played them in Miami, they looked like they were having so much fun. I wanted to be part of that."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford said when he played in Boston during his rookie year he was hypnotized by the banners. "I couldn't stop looking up... It's powerful."

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Avery Bradley wrote KG a letter thanking him (0:59)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley wrote KG a letter upon hearing he retired, thanking him for what he meant to his career.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he's enjoyed the dialogue with his players regarding the protests seen in other sports during the national anthem. He's OK with his players using their stage to promote positive social change. Marcus Smart said Celtics players have discussed what they might do as a team but would not reveal any plans until team feels it's right time.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart tweaked the rust-tinged mohawk a bit for the new season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on whether Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will have their numbers retired in Boston: "You guys know the answer to that."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on lofty projections for his team: "We want our expectations to be higher."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk cleared for non-contact drills. Will be reevaluated Oct. 15 to address next step in recovery from shoulder surgery.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics training camp roster:

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.75th
Rebounds Per Game44.96th
Assists Per Game24.26th
Points Allowed102.513th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.591

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