Celtics

Celtics building chemistry already as Team USA training camp begins

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Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart aren't guaranteed to play more than a couple of weeks together with Team USA during training camp in Las Vegas while vying for a spot on the 12-man roster heading into the FIBA World Cup. However, as workouts kicked off for Team USA on Monday, it's clear the Celtics contingent is eager to start building some chemistry together ahead of the 2019-20 season.

“It feels good just to build that camaraderie right now, early on before the season even starts,” Marcus Smart told NBCS Boston’s Chris Forsberg on Monday after the workout session. “When it comes time to strap it on for the season, we kind of already have a hint of what everyone wants to do and a feel for everybody.”

A team source told BostonSportsJournal.com that Brad Stevens would also be in Las Vegas during