Nothing left to do but play for real, right? The Boston Celtics will wrap up their 2011-12 training camp with their final practice at noon EDT on Friday afternoon at Healthpoint, the team's practice facility, in Waltham, MA.
Ready or not, the C's will open the regular season on Christmas Day against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Boston trimmed its roster from 17 to 14 players on Thursday, waiving camp invites Michael Sweetney, Jamal Sampson and Gilbert Brown.
As it stands, the Celtics roster currently includes the following players: Ray Allen, Brandon Bass, Avery Bradley, Marquis Daniels, Keyon Dooling, Kevin Garnett, JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Jermaine O'Neal, Sasha Pavlovic, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Greg Stiemsma and Chris Wilcox.
Rivers wanted to leave one roster spot open so the Celtics could pursue a free agent. It's looking like that free agent could be Mickael Pietrus, who was waived by the Phoenix Suns on Thursday and is reportedly leaning towards signing with Boston if he clears waivers by Saturday night.