The Boston Celtics have a new look to them. Sure, there are some familiar faces, but this is not the team with the original big three - the big three that started the trend of players joining up in hopes of winning a championship. This is a team minus Ray Allen, a key part of the championship the Celtics did win in 2008. Here's an update on some key players on the current Celtics roster:
- Paul Pierce had to leave Thursday's exhibition game against the Brooklyn Nets with an apparent ankle injury. He was able to return to the game, and the injury does not appear to be serious. According to a team report from the Boston Herald, Pierce was able to get the ankle taped and return to action. He is "fine" says the Herald.
- During the same game that Piece injured his ankle, Brandon Bass hurt his knee. He suffered a bruised knee and did not return to the game on Thursday. He says the injury is not a big deal, but the team has some concern considering the injury comes to the same knee that cost Bass some time last season. A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast Sports Net says the Celtics were not sure the severity of Bass' injury at the time and chose to keep him out of the second half of the game. It seems he is fine now, but the team will keep a close eye on him.
The Celtics have two preseason games remaining. They will then open the regular season on the road in Miami on October 30th. Their preseason has not gone well as they are currently sitting on a record of 2-4.