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With the influx of players the Celtics have been bringing in for workouts, Celticslife has learned of the next wave of guys who will be getting tryouts.  This list consists of entirely swingmen, including Hersey Hawkins, Ron Anderson, Mitchell Butler, Tracy Murray, Kendall Gill, Willie Anderson, his brother Shandon Anderson, David Benoit, Dennis Hopson, Donald Royal, Ken Norman, Wesley Person, and Duane Ferrell.

Two-time NBA Coach of the Year Doc Rivers said "Ron Anderson's looked great in the over 50 league.  He has a great stroke.  Same with Hersey.  We think they can bring some immediate help and experience."

Said Danny Ainge, "Well Tracy Murray was always a tough guy to guard against- he had that really quick release.  We've known for awhile Kendall was looking at making a comeback, so we're happy to have him trying out here in Boston.  David Benoit is a bit of a long shot but we like his off-the-ball defense and he's picking up the defensive rotations quicker than most.  I like Dennis Hopson's enthusiasm too.  He was a bit of an underachiever earlier in his career but he's looked to have turned the corner." 

Ainge continued, "Donald Royal brings veteran leadership and both Willie Anderson and his brother Shandon have great playoff experience and athleticism.  I wouldn't discount Wesley Person either; he might be the best shooter in the group."

But don't forget the others either.  "Ken can play the power 3 spot- he played a little 4 back in the day.  That's why his nickname was the Snake" said Doc.  The other guys, they're tough guys- Duane, Mitchell, I'm surprised they're not on NBA rosters.  Someone will scoop these guys up before too long.  We just want to make sure we have the right pieces in place."

Calls placed to Vernon Maxwell, John Starks, and Anthony Bonner were not returned.

tb727 9/17/2010 12:05:00 AM Edit
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16 Responses so far.

  1. Bohemian says:

    LMAO!! Did Kendall Gill finally become a boxer? Maybe he would fit in the anti-Artest role :P

    We are laughing now but there was rumor of a bryon russell comeback not so long ago, remember? :))

  2. Anonymous says:

    aren't these guys retired? the are too old... oh well . . .

  3. JR says:

    Shandon Anderson is totally making the final 15 ;)

  4. JR says:

    Here you go Bohemian:
    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chillini/assets_c/2010/04/Kendall%20Gill-thumb-296x215-121528.jpg

  5. Bohemian says:

    LOL!! There you go, with JO and KGill we would be ready to fight Artest and Odom!! :)))

  6. tb727 says:

    Haha I'm glad you guys like this and people have a sense of humor!

  7. Hey, they went after Reggie Miller in 2007. These guys aren't much more of a stretch :)

  8. Ricky Pierce says:

    and why was I NOT mentioned? None of these guys were better ballers than me. i could play.

  9. Braz says:

    Did this news just come out, or is it an article from 10 years ago?

  10. Anonymous says:

    These articles need some sort of #Comedy tag.

  11. tb727 says:

    Braz, I wrote it last night- it's a complete joke. Last anonymous you are correct lol.

    Thanks for the feedback all.

  12. Hubert Davis says:

    I'm offended I didn't get a call. I can outshoot Wesley Person.

  13. "Never Nervous" Pervis Ellison expecting camp invite any moment.

  14. tb727 says:

    Haha FL- didn't want to include any of the WTHHT guys- they have their own glory, so this is for all non-Celts.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I don't think it needs a comedy a tag. I think its funny waiting for the person who believes it.

  16. Anonymous says:

    This has to be a f**king joke, right? "over 50 league"??? What????

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