Celtics notes: Wafer strains calf

Celtics notes: Wafer strains calf

By Jessica Camerato
CSNNE.com

BOSTON - Von Wafer had seen it happen to his teammates numerous times this season. He was one of the few, though, who had avoided the injury bug.

But it bit on Friday night, leaving Wafer with a strained right calf and an uncertain timetable for his return.

I feel alright, just a little sore, he said after the game. The calf is sore.

Wafer expects to miss a few days, with treatment to be determined. He left the game with a boot on his right foot, but he is trying to keep his spirits from being hobbled.

This is not the first injury of his four-year career, after all. Besides, he has seen his teammates fight back from long-term injuries this season, which he looks at as motivation.

Thats just what Im going to try to do, he said. Ill be alright.

The First Supper

When Ray Allen learned the Celtics were acquiring Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic from the Oklahoma City Thunder, he got ahold of Greens phone number from a mutual friend.

He sent Green a text message to welcome him to the team.

He texted me saying things are going to be great, Green recalled to CSNNE.com.

When Green and Krstic joined the team in Los Angeles, Green invited Allen to join the newcomers for dinner. Allen cancelled his plans, pleased by the eagerness of a young player.

Green wasnt a sushi-eater, but he couldnt turn down the company.

It was just a great talk - me getting to know him and him getting to know me and Nenad, Green said.

Allen wanted to share the mentality of the team, explain Doc Rivers philosophies, and give a glimpse into each of the Celtics.

I talk a lot, Allen laughed. So they probably couldnt get a lot in.

Up next

The Celtics will travel to Milwaukee on Saturday to play the Bucks. The Celtics won their first meeting of the season, 105-102 in overtime at TD Garden. Paul Pierce led all players with 28 points while Rajon Rondo dished 15 assists.

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Pierce to play one more season with Clippers, then retire

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Pierce to play one more season with Clippers, then retire

It's official: Paul Pierce will play one more season -- but only one more season -- in the NBA.

The former Celtics star announced today in a video post on The Players Tribune site that he will return to the Clippers in 2016-17, then will retire at the end of the year.

"[I’ve] got one more ride left," said Pierce. "One more season. One more opportunity . . . With the Clippers, in the city where I grew up, I feel like I have that opportunity on a great team. We’re hungry. We want to win a championship."