Celtics Links: Pierce, Roster, Bradley, Ainge

December 7 2012 at 8:45am CDT By Luke Adams

The Celtics will jockey for early-season Atlantic Division position tonight when they play the Sixers in Philadelphia, as both teams enter the game with 10-8 records. In advance of the evening's contest, here are a few C's notes:

  • Appearing on WEEI in Boston, Paul Pierce discussed the Celtics' slow start, the effect Jason Terry has had on the locker room, and the value of Rajon Rondo, among other topics. Steven Cuce of Sports Radio Interviews has the quotes.
  • Within his ESPNBoston.com mailbag, Chris Forsberg says there's no rush for the Celtics to fill their 15th roster spot, and that the best opportunity for an addition likely won't happen until the trade or waiver deadline.
  • Although Danny Ainge didn't commit to a specific timetable, he said yesterday that Avery Bradley is "getting closer" to returning, writes Greg Payne of ESPBoston.com. Bradley is still unlikely to play for the C's before the new year.
  • Jerry Spar of WEEI.com examines the moves Ainge has made since the Celtics' last title, suggesting that the Celtics president's moves have missed more than they've hit over the last few years.
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