|Posted by shawn cassidy on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 PM|
When the Celtics signed Collins I wasn't upset about the signing, but I wasn't overjoyed. Nothings wrong with not being overjoyed, but his role is simple here in Boston. The big veteran of 11 NBA seasons has value when Boston faces the Dwight Howards and Andrew Bynums of the league. He's played well against Howard in the past. But Collins is a better center than Miami's Joel Anthony.
"I showed them that going into [last] season, I was the third center, and then with injuries and everything, I'm the starting center against Kevin Garnett, and just showed that I'm always ready," Collins explained. "For me, it's always about being a professional and always being ready."
Jason will always be ready. And that's great news for us, and it's also great that our new big man has formed chemistry with Rondo, and the guys. Great job again Rondo for getting the gang together.
Collins said he's already impressed with his new teammates. He spent part of last week with the team out in Los Angeles at UCLA for a series of workouts and practices organized by point guard Rajon Rondo. He said the coveted team chemistry was already beginning to take shape.