The Celtics got back to work on Tuesday afternoon ahead of a two-game road trip to Oklahoma City (Thursday) and Detroit (Saturday) to end their week. Aron Baynes was on the floor to help rebound at the end of the session but did not take part in team drills as he continues to recovery for strained hamstring that sidelined him against the Magic on Monday night.
"The (training staff) didn't feel like it was a long, long-term thing," Stevens said, "But, again, I feel fortunate about that because obviously hamstring and muscular injuries can be a little scary and keep guys out awhile. It doesn't sound like that will be the case."
Stevens remains uncertain about whether Baynes will join the team for the trip but he could definitely use the veteran big man to battle the likes of Steven Adams and Andre Drummond. Otherwise, the pressure is going to fall on Daniel Theis and potentially rookie Robert Williams to help Al Horford slow down a pair of the best offensive rebounders in the league.
Cousy makes a visit
The Hall of Fame point guard made a visit to the new Auerbach Center on Tuesday afternoon, speaking with the team ahead of their practice.
Cousy’s visit came just as his new book, “The Last Pass,” by author Gary Pomerantz hits stores. The read dissects Cousy's relationship with Bill Russell in the midst of the center dealing with racial discrimination as a player. Cousy talks about his regret about not being more supportive as a friend to Russell during that era.