New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics: Players to Watch in Atlantic Division Battle

October 13th, 2012 by Pete Schauer Leave a reply »
If you think preseason basketball doesn't matter, you need a reality check.

While it may not be the most entertaining, the NBA preseason gives organizations a chance to look at their teams under a microscope and craft a roster and rotation for the upcoming season.

The New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics will have the opportunity to do just that on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in TD Garden.

Here are three players I'll have my eye on tomorrow night.


Jared Sullinger, F, Celtics

The Celtics get another chance to look at their No. 21 overall draft pick on Saturday night. The 6'9" forward logged 26 minutes in his first preseason action against Istanbul, scoring 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting while grabbing eight rebounds and recording a block.

In a starting role against Milano, Sullinger was again solid, netting nine points, snatching seven rebounds and swatting one shot in 18 minutes.

The 20-year-old rookie is already receiving high praise from starting point guard Rajon Rondo, according to the Celtics.

Rajon Rondo says that Jared Sullinger is the smartest rookie the Celtics ...

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