Jason Collins, one of the several key additions to the Celtics roster this summer, was interviewed at the team’s annual Shamrock Classic golf tournament and showed a great deal of enthusiasm while speaking of the upcoming regular season.
“It’s a great organization, starting from ownership and all the way down,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to play for Doc Rivers and playing with hall-of-famers, and this is my best opportunity to win an NBA championship. We have a lot of depth on this team, so a lot of guys who could be playing a lot of big minutes someplace else are all buying in and sacrificing and trying to win a title.”
Collins was brought in by the Celtics on a one-year, veteran-minimum deal. The 7-foot veteran of 11 NBA seasons has spent time with the New Jersey Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks. He will be called upon when Boston faces the likes of LA’s Dwight Howard and Philadelphia’s Andrew Bynum. Kevin Garnett will start at the center position for the C’s this season but will need help in the paint when it comes to guarding bigger opponents.
“My role is to be ready,” Collins continued. “I never know what night my name and number is going to be called, but my job is to go out there, be physical, play solid defense, and contribute on the offensive end whenever possible. We have a lot of scorers. I don’t think they’ll be counting on me for that.” Boston Celtics tickets are now available!