Celtics preseason begins overseas
The Celtics arrived in Europe around noon local time on Saturday. A handful of Boston players and coaches engaged in a community event in Milan while the team settled in. The full squad will be back on the practice floor Sunday to continue their training camp.
Stevens suggested that, ultimately, this is a business trip. The Celtics will conduct full-throttle practices on the morning of their gamedays -- and not just breezy walkthroughs -- in order to maximize their limited court time while overseas. When Boston does hit the court for its first two exhibitions of the season, much of the focus will be on the lineups that Stevens utilizes while attempting to determine the groupings he'll use when the regular season tips in little more than three weeks.
-- ESPN Boston