Basketball is back.
After one of the most eventful offseasons in franchise history, the Celtics opened training camp this week with a revamped roster of players who probably will be unrecognizable to many Celtics fans. Avery Bradley sounded ready to go, Jared Sullinger did not and Gerald Wallace showed up, which means he does exist after all.
Unlike the weeks of preseason practice Brad Stevens enjoyed at Butler, the turnaround from the first day of camp to the first preseason game is short for the Celtics. The Raptors visit TD Garden on Monday to open the exhibition slate. For once, fans may examine a preseason game as closely as a first-round playoff showdown, searching for hints of what to expect from Stevens and the new crew.
NESN.com NBA editor Ben Watanabe and NESN Sports Today anchor Adam Pellerin sat down to discuss their takeaways from media day and what they will be watching for in the preseason opener.
Listen to the podcast in the player below.