Couple Pieces of Celtics News: Morrison & Rogers

First, word is that Adam Morrison is still trying to catch on with the Celtics.   He had worked out for the Celtics, among other teams, during the Vegas Summer League.   Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Morrison worked out for the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday and planned to do so again on Wednesday.  There is already stiff competition for the 14th and 15th spots on the roster and I don't see Morrison winning either spot over Delonte, Gaffney, or Wafer.  But, since small forward behind Pierce is a weakness, they have to take a look.  I'd much, much rather have Gaffney over Morrison, though.  We need a defensive stopper and not another shooter. 

Also in Woj's article is this tidbit. The Celtics are planning to hire former Nets assistant coach Roy Rogers to replace Clifford Ray as the Celtics big-man coach, sources said.   The picture gets a bit clearer now.   This is speculation on my part, but I see the Celtics wanting Lawrence Frank.   Frank agrees to come if he can bring his former assistant with him as well.   Maybe that is true or maybe not, but it seems a bit convenient that the Celtics are releasing one of the best big man coaches in the league and suddenly bring in Frank's former assistant to replace him.

In case you have forgotten who Roy Rogers is, here is a little refresher.  He was drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1996 and played for 4 teams, including the Celtics, over a 4 year NBA career.  He last played in 2003 in Poland.  His coaching experience includes being an assistant coach for the Tulsa 66ers and the Austin Toros.  He was also head coach of the Huntsville Flight in 2005.  He was an assistant under Lawrence Frank in New Jersey and most recently worked as a scout for the Nets.  Rogers had a 4 year NBA Career.  What is he going to teach guys like Perk and Big Baby who are already more experienced than him.   The least they could have done is gotten Cowens or McHale who have earned respect in the league as dominant big men.   I'm not very impressed.

UPDATE:   Former North Carolina star Rashad McCants is also in Boston working out for the team.   McCants is a 6'4" shooting guard who is a scorer as well as decent defender, but we already have Delonte and Von Wafer who are very similar players.  I'd have to say McCants is an even bigger long shot to make the team than Morrison.