Good article in the Boston Globe about Kevin Garnett’s preparations for the upcoming season which is worth checking out. Garnett sounds in great form despite missing most of much reported intense summer workouts. But there was one quote in the article that really stood out and it wasn’t about KG:
“We’ve been in the rotation [working out] for two weeks now,” Garnett said. “Rajon Rondo got all the guys up [to Waltham] the 5th of September. He called up some of the young guys. Big Baby [Glen Davis] has been in Boston the whole summer. We’ve been together for about 2 1/2 weeks now, coming in, working out.
You gotta love seeing young Rajon Rondo stepping up as clubhouse leader. It’s not just that Rondo called his teammates up and tried to get them in to workouts early in the summer, but the reaction from his teammates in following his lead. Great stuff.
Also, very good news on Glen Davis spending the summer in Boston working on his game. Big season for Davis, perhaps a make-or-break year for his Celtics future considering Leon Powe’s upcoming contractual situation and the interest in bringing in a true center (like the O Bryant gamble).
Update: Reports (media day) of Rajon Rondo bulking up in the offseason. Reportedly the C’s had to tell him to lay off the gym work because he was getting to big for his body. He’s added 9 lbs of muscle this offseason.