Friday FT's: Delonte's new ride; Rondo bored

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Friday FT's: Delonte's new ride; Rondo bored

Welcome back to Friday Free Throws, a weekly recap of the most interesting news, notes, and information that have not made the headlines but are still worth a read. In spite of the NBA lockout, there's still plenty of hoops to talk about.

First, he tweeted his job application to work at a furniture store. Then, he posted photos of his days on the job. Delonte West has been keeping his fans updated on his life without basketball during the NBA lockout, and now hes sharing photos of his new mode of transportation.

Earlier this week he tweeted, "Just brought a 94 all white bronco 4 3stacks...oj Simpson style.....now on side of road....broke down before I even made it to gas station," followed by a photo of himself pushing the car to the gas station.

No word if he will be making another freestyle rap video from this car.

Rondos Getting Bored

Rajon Rondo isn't one to need many words to express his point of view. During an exhibition game in Kentucky, Rondo shared his take on the NBA lockout. Its just boring, reported the Kentucky Kernel. He added that he is staying game-ready and that, "'I just live my life and enjoy what Im doing every day.'

Shaq Keeps the Entertainment Coming

After appearing in television shows, movies, and on record albums, Shaquille ONeal is finding new ways to keep people entertained. This week he hosted an Apollo Gong Show at the University of Florida. The Gainesville Sun had details from O'Neal's appearance: "He judged a dance contest between crowd members, traded momma jokes with the audience and tried to live up to a career philosophy that he described as wanting to give people a great time. During the event, he discussed the NBA lockout, adding, Im not worried about it. Im not playing anymore." Click here to read more and see photos from his appearance.

Cousy vs. Paterno: The Story Years Later

While recently recalling his college days at Brown University with PennLive.com, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno shared one memory involving former Celtics star Bob Cousy, who attended the College of the Holy Cross. Paterno said, I played basketball one year until I guarded Cousy and he got 35 points in six minutes. That was the end of my college career."

Celtics Tweet of the Week

@paulpierce34: "About to have my breakfast then off to the gym http:pic.twitter.comWUsvC45w"

Celtics Birthdays of the Week

Hall of Famer Dave Cowens turned 63 on October 25. Cowens played 10 seasons with the Celtics, earned seven All-Star selections, and won two championships with the team . . . Rick Carlisle turned 52 on October 27. Before leading the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA title as head coach, he played three seasons with the Celtics during the 1980s and won a championship.

This Week in Celtics History

On October 22, 1997, the Celtics traded Chris Mills, a 1998 second-round draft pick, and a 2000 second-round draft pick to the New York Knicks in exchange for Scott Brooks, Dontae' Jones, Walter McCarty, and John Thomas . . . On October 28, 1965 the Celtics signed Don Nelson as a free agent. Nelson played 11 seasons for the Celtics and won five championships with the C's.

Bradley could miss 'a little more time' with Achilles injury

Bradley could miss 'a little more time' with Achilles injury

BOSTON – Wednesday’s 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks was the fifth time in the last six games that Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley was out because of a right Achilles injury.

Well, it appears the 6-foot-2 guard may miss a few more with this injury.

“I can see him missing a little more time,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said following Wednesday’s loss. “I just think maybe he came back a little bit too early, whatever the case may be.”

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Bradley was expected to play against the Knicks, but was a last-minute scratch.

Celtics big man Al Horford said he didn’t find out Bradley was out until the team was on the floor doing pre-game warmups and he didn’t see him.

“He was really sore,” Stevens said of Bradley. “Went through our walk-through and then came on to the court and did some stuff and was more sore today than he has been. I think he did treatment the whole game.”

This latest setback for Bradley is part of a growing narrative that has dogged him throughout his career which has included him missing games to injury in each of his six-plus NBA seasons.

Bradley came into this season once again hoping to be as injury-free as possible, only to see that dream dashed with this right Achilles strain he's suffering with currently.

Still, there’s no downplaying the significance and value the Celtics have in the 26-year-old. This season, he is second on the Celtics in scoring at 17.7 points per game and leads them in rebounds with 6.9 per game with both being career highs. In addition, he averages just under 35 minutes per game which is also tops on the team.

Marcus Smart has been Stevens’ choice to replace Bradley in the starting lineup when Bradley has been unavailable, and that’s not likely to change between now and Saturday’s home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.