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Your Morning Dump… Where Scal mentored E’Twaun Moore

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

“I ask (Scalabrine) a lot of questions,” Moore said. “He has given me a lot of insight — things to look for.

“He’s told me that everyone on the Celtics is a close family, and gets along real well. He’s told me how well (coach) Doc (Rivers) does at getting everyone into the right situations to play to their strengths.”

Herald: Moore gets a head start 

Moore averaged a little more than 9 points in his 7 games for Benetton Treviso.  His best game was an 18 point outburst that included 4 of 6 shooting from 3.  So it's clear that E'Twaun can shoot the ball.  But, as is mentioned in the article, Moore will probably be doing most of his shooting in practice or the D-League.  

It really depends on how the team roster shakes out and how Moore does in practice.  There's always an outside chance that he can play his way into the rotation.  And if there's ever a season where he might just get a random shot, it's this one.  A three-games-in-a-row stretch could be the opportunity he needs to get out there and prove what he can do against NBA players.  We know the core guys, aside from Rondo, will get almost no time at all in those games.  So guys like Moore, JaJuan Johnson and Avery Bradley will have opportunities.

Meanwhile, it's nice to see Scal helping out our young fella.  Just another reason.to love Scal. 

Hey, Scal left Benetton too.  He WAS wearing green……

On Page 2, The C's look for size (and it won't be Chandler or Nene)

"That's why we're on the phone and working right now," said coach Doc Rivers last week. "We have to get size."

The Celtics won't be in the running for the top centers, Tyson Chandler of the Dallas Mavericks, Nene of the Denver Nuggets and Samuel Dalembert of the Sacramento Kings.

They will have to be content with someone from the leftover pile and try to lure Kwame Brown or Joel Przybilla of the Charlotte Bobcats, Jason Collins of the Atlanta Hawks, Aaron Gray of the New Orleans Hornets, Dan Gadzuric of the New Jersey Nets or Reggie Evans, a 6-foot-9 forward who could play minutes in the middle.

MWDN: Celtics size up situation at center

Want to know why neither Chandler or Nene are in the running for the C's?  Because they want max or near-max money.  Big men are asking ridiculous amounts for their services.  I went into this offseason thinking a guy like Dalembert might be possible, but if Tyson Chandler is asking for $20 million, then Dalembert has to figure he's worth half that. 

I swear though, I'm going to punch the next person that brings up Kwame Brown.  I just can't stomach it.  I'll take Pryz or Gray before I take that bag of crap Brown.  We've got to face facts, though, we're not getting a center to back up Jermaine that's any better than those few guys unless there's a sign-and-trade somewhere.  And I'm not sure we want to go down that road because I'm not so sure a sign-and-trade would involve just one player.  

The next few weeks are going to be very interesting.  We're going to see what Danny Ainge is made of now.

The rest of the links:

Globe:  Rivers latest test is how to cram  |  Sunday Notes:  Largest effect will be on larger-market teams  |  Herald:  Calm before the storm  |  Not that many changes with new CBA  |  ESPN Boston:  Leftovers from Bradley