Celtics Tweets of Interest: Celtics Add Vander Blue; Jared Sullinger’s Charity Event
Rajon Rondo returned to the Boston Celtics’ starting lineup on January 17th against the Los Angeles Lakers. Rondo is playing on a limited basis to rest his knees as he recovers from last year’s surgery. The Celtics’ star point guard is back directing the offense, but the Celtics continue to have their struggles in the fourth quarter without a primary scorer.
The Celtics are also dealing with a depleted back-court. Jerryd Bayless sprained his left big toe in the 93-91 loss to the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Bayless is day-to-day. On Tuesday, Avery Bradley also sprained his right ankle while he was defending Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers in the Celtics’ 93-86 defeat in Miami. Bradley is expected to be out for at least two weeks. The Celtics added reinforcements as they signed Chris Johnson last Friday to a 10-day contract and Vander Blue joined the team on a 10-day contract this week.
In the 113-111 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, the Celtics rested Rondo because the game was the second of a back-to-back. Bradley and Bayless were both out with their injuries. Phil Pressey started and scored 20 points before he fouled out in the final minute of overtime. Pressey knocked down five three-pointers. This was only the Celtics second victory in their last thirteen games in the month of January.
Despite the Celtics’ close losses, they are competing in the majority of their contests and they are never out of a game. The Celtics continue to blow big leads such as the 18-point halftime advantage against the Wizards.
Here are a couple of notable tweets:
God is amazing! I’m speechless right now….all It took was patience….
— Vander Blue (@veezy_SQ) January 22, 2014
Blue was ecstatic after the Celtics signed him to a 10-day contract. The former Marquette guard was playing for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. The 6-foot-5-inch undrafted Blue was averaging 19.0 points in 30.5 minutes per game. In an interesting twist, Blue (29 points) helped Marquette eliminate Brad Stevens’ Butler Bulldogs in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. This was the last game that Stevens coached at Butler when he joined the Celtics in June.
Let’s work together to support a great cause! See you next Thursday! pic.twitter.com/rG25ArMzsB
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) January 23, 2014
Jared Sullinger is hosting his 2nd Annual Clothing Drive next Thursday. The Drive is at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries on 1010 Harrison Avenue in Boston from 5:30-7:30 PM. Every donor must bring in at least seven used clothing items. All donors receive a prize. Their are special gifts for the first 100 donors and the donor who gives the most items.