Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 2:53 pm  |  44 responses

Boston Gives Hassell, Morrison, Mobley, McCants A Look

Via boston.com: “With training camp less than two weeks away, a handful of players were at the Celtics practice facility today working out for Celtics president Danny Ainge. Adam Morrison, Rashad McCants, Trenton Hassell, and Cuttino Mobley were a few of the names that rung out. ‘Just taking a look before training camp,’ Ainge said. ‘Those guys are all good NBA players. I thought all four guys looked very good actually. It was a very good workout.’ The Celtics have 15 players under contract, but Ainge is still keeping an eye out for shooters. Training camp starts Sept. 28 in Waltham. … ‘McCants looked really good,’ Ainge said. ‘He shot the ball well, he competed at a high level. I’m really surprised that he’s not in the NBA right now. Same with Adam Morrision, making shots, making passes. The guys looked hungry they looked fit. And that’s with Hassel and Mobley too. Mobley for being out of basketball the last couple years the guy really knows how to play.’”

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  • thalilbigkahuna

    Adam Morrison’s not on the Lakers anymore? Too bad, he was such an integral part of those championships teams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f11JJKEskKw

  • Love4Humanity

    I thought Mobley had a heart condition….???

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Mobley said the condition wasn’t that serious or something recently.
    McCants is out of the league because he got a rep for being a knucklehead, and he didn’t have the jaw dropping talent to overcome it. If he had a good rep, he’d still be on a roster.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Wow. A Mobley sighting.

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Mmmm.. No, No, No, and No.

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    i thought mobley wasn’t allowed to leave his house without stevie? excuse me, their house.

  • http://www.dontevenreply.com total scrotal implosion

    Yea I remember the clips being really shady about mobley. Dude still has some game, and rashad has the most upside of them all, young still. Adam morrison will be making his way to china soon, great pick mike!!!

  • Hussman25

    Cat needs to kick his feet up and go have some “smokeouts” in Stevie’s SUV! U have a heart condition Cat. RELAX!

  • underdog

    I can’t believe either McCants is not in the NBA, there’s a handful of teams that could use him as a scorer off the bench. The thing with Morrison, – imho – people shouldn’t forget he was training with the champion team in the last couple of years. Maybe he didn’t get PT, but he was there, in the rotation.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Define “rotation.”

  • PlanetAsia14

    I like what Underdog said… And AllenP: McCants definitely is good, he’s just undersized for a shooting guard, but I hope Boston does give him a chance (even though I’m a Lakers fan,) ’cause Rashad’s one of my favorite players.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Yeah, I always though McCants had alot of potential, I didn’t even know he was out of the league.

  • Ryan

    Notice how Trenton Hassell wasn’t mentioned after the initial naming off of the players.

    No skills.

  • http://deleted KH10

    Cuttino Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooobley!

  • ClydeSays

    McCants or Hassell would be decent perimeter defenders off the bench. Morrison seems to have a very limited offensive game and Mobley is just too old. The bench should bring energy, not a pacemaker. (Sorry Mobley…)

  • Darius

    How about get a real player….Allen Iverson

  • Overtime

    bit strange Mobley had a heart condition that forced him out of league like 2 years ago but is now trying out?
    Or maybe its a one tree hill thing and he can only play 15 mins a game lol

  • Hussman25

    Who would’ve predicted Felton and Williams still in the L and McCants and MOP May out? If Morrison still has the ‘stache grab em!

  • JTaylor21

    I can’t believe that The Caveman has a ring, DAMN life’s a bit*h. He should be the one selling his ring not Artest.

  • shaolin23

    adam morrison has two championship rings. i know a certain king and other “centerpieces” that don’t have that many…combined.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I hope the Celtics pick up Rashad McCants. Dude was out of the league for no reason but a reputation for a bad attitude that was allegedly false. He’s wicked talented, I’d love to have him on the team as a legit shooter and scorer off the bench.

  • Tyquan

    So u mean to tell me that AI can’t get a tryout with any team in the league but Cuttino Mobley who hasn’t played in two full seasons probably more than that and he gets a tryout. Its funny when people talk about AI nowadays like he is washed up but Cat retired when he got traded to the Knicks hey I guess his heart wasn’t in it. No lol!

  • JTaylor21

    @shaolin23, don’t tell me that your dumb a** thinks that the caveman is an even slightly good player, if you do then maybe you should make it quick and painless and just off yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    i think if adam morrison played in the nba say 10 years ago when there was emphasis in real post play, he wouldn’t be a running joke.

  • tavoris

    The Celts need to sign Hassell TODAY. He’s EXACTLY the player they need to spell Pierce.

  • shaolin23

    haha relax jtaylor. just stating a fact, not claiming one is a better player than the other.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    McCants has the most upside out of all of them. But Trenton Hassell can play defense. I would sign one of them to a contract. McCants has the ability to come off the bench and be like a Shannon Brown type player with dunks and scoring, but I think McCants is better. BOOK IT!!!

  • ethan

    sign shaddy!!!!!!!!!!

  • JTaylor21

    @shaolin23, I’m just saying that you had the NERVE to call The Caveman a player when dude has done absolutely nothing worthy to be called an NBA player, especially for a Top 3 pick. I’m not criticizing you but your comments.

  • http://nbaforum.net Holy Karron

    McCants Sister got more G then he hahaha naw im playing but he has to check his ego at the door boston will help with that being around vets like kg shaq the truth and Ray Ray he will be fine indee he will be

  • MikeC.

    Morrison wouldn’t be a bad pickup. At least he won’t gripe if he doesn’t get big mins. I read a piece on him a couple months ago that said he put away a big chunk of money when he blew out his knee because he was afraid his career was done. He said he was financially set for life because he drove a Sentra instead of a Hummer and lived in a house that was paid for. Dude is trying out because he wants to play. If he can shoot it, I see no downside.

  • Chuck

    They should sign reggie miller as well

  • sirius black

    McCants should be picked up by the celtics he’s athletic, good shooter, hardworker and has everything u want a celtic player to have….and he’s a lock on my nba 2k10 teams

  • sirius black

    McCants should be picked up by the celtics he’s athletic, good shooter, hardworker and has everything u want a celtic player to have….and he’s a lock on my nba 2k10 teams

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    Cs need to fill Scal’s shoes. Sign A-Mo!

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    just about every nba player should be set for life. should being the key word. you take care of yourself, your mom and your dad, and possibly siblings. and that’s it. no need for that flashy car and that alize. rip tupac.

  • http://www.manutd.com t-money

    allen: what ive read from rashad is that he’s completely delusional about his game and thinks he should be putting 15-20 shots a game. and he sulks a lot, very moody. that’s more than a “bad rep”.

  • mike

    resign scalz!! stuff these jokers.

    though mccants is a real talented player.

  • don

    going through the thread, i’m surprised somebody mentioned ONE TREE HILL. I’m hoping the commenter is a lady.

  • dsleepy

    @ClydeSays: that’s cold…true nonetheless, but damn

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    The Cs could use some more defense, and Hassell would be ideal for that. They don’t need him to score. They’ve got enough bench guys who can shoot.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    One Tree Hill.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t trust most reports out of Minnesota. Plus, players have different attitudes when they play for losing squads.

  • http://twitter.com/on_ray henry

    mc cants abd morrison, sign them