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02/03/2011 - 4:18pm
Delonte takes step toward return

WALTHAM  -- Delonte West took another significant step in his attempt to return from a broken right wrist when he went through a full shootaround and skeleton practice with the Celtics on Thursday at their practice facility.

 

"He didn't practice," coach Doc Rivers said. "He just did the shootaround and the shooting and that's about it."

 

But Rivers acknowledged it was significant that West could take part in catch-and-shooting drills without any protection whatsoever on his wrist, broken on Nov. 24 in home game vs. New Jersey. 

 

"That's nice. He did run through all of our skeleton stuff so obviously, the next step will be him going through a practice," said Rivers before adding that there is still no specific timetable for West to return to game action. "I have no idea. No time soon I don't think but I'm not sure."

 

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02/03/2011 - 3:59pm
Doc : 'I should get 4' All-Star reserves

WALTHAM -- After getting snubbed by the fans and being left without a single All-Star starter, the Celtics could get their retribution when All-Star reserves are announced Thursday night. The Celtics have four viable candidates in Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. By virtue of having the top record in the Eastern Conference, Doc Rivers will have the honor of coaching the East All-Stars on Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. 

 

"I think I should get four guys on the roster," Rivers said following practice Thursday. "If I don't, I'd be very disappointed and if I do, I'll just play them all together. That way we can run offense in the All-Star Game. That'd be a first."

 

The Detroit Pistons had four All-Stars on the Eastern squad in 2006 but it is very rare for one team - no matter how good their record - to place four players on a team. 

 

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02/03/2011 - 2:16pm
Perkins on D&H: 'I just wanted to get back'

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday afternoon and talked about his early return from knee surgery.

 

"I just put in a lot of hard work," he explained. "Every day I was in here making sure I was getting my physical therapy in, making sure I was in the weight room every day. I just wanted to get back. I wanted to get back the smart way."

 

Perkins acknowledged that he has a ways to go before he returns to form. "There's a few times around the basket where I'm used to just catching it and going up and dunking," he said. "My lift is not all the way there yet."

 

Perkins said he's pleased with the minutes he's been getting since coming back. "I can't complain," he said. "I'm happy to be back out there. I'm playing a lot right now. So, I can't complain one bit. I know one thing about Doc [Rivers], he's going to look out...

02/03/2011 - 1:45pm
Report: Rondo to be named All-Star reserve

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo will be named as a reserve on the Eastern Conference's All-Star team. It will be the second All-Star appearances for Rondo, who leads the NBA in assists per game (12.5). The official announcements will come Thursday at 7 p.m. EST. For more Celtics news, go to the team page at weei.com/celtics.


02/03/2011 - 1:13pm
Report: Yankees' Pettitte set to retire

According to an Associated Press report, Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement Friday at Yankee Stadium. Pettitte has indicated since the end of last season that he probably wouldn't play in 2011 but has made no official statement.

 

Pettitte, 38, is 240-138 with a 3.88 ERA in 16 major league seasons.


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