Jackson on Garnett: 'He's an all-time great for a reason'
Mark Jackson is excited to get David Lee back for the Celtics.
You know what he's been Orioles seasonal totals so it's what we expect. Obviously it was spectacular. A prominent place playing against very good basketball team that's. Obviously extremely well coached him they'll be prepared and got some very good defenders in the backcourt so. Dubious challenge but we're excited about so we -- be or -- Or. Two point. Become even more remarks there is no -- Coaches in this league teams are well coached. They talk about and -- for they'll prepare at the end of the day you know. Hope this is mark have a gun at a small. They could have big nights and into the days Jeff curry is is that good where he can make good defense look back. You tell us and it's just a second ago personally played them did not have Avery Bradley at that point. Which you've seen since he's been back to just talk about what he brings to the game from a defensive standpoint video. Well you -- you changed the game very disruptive defense. He's attacked and he's picking up things for us an issue. It makes a battle. That being said that they play a different style you know I think the absence of Rondell you know. It'll have a data can make every play for guys now Sunday. Gotta trust -- -- a little bit more rumbles that special playmaker. What they're playing very good basketball they give them credit great leadership once again not -- credible job but team that. Very welcome Michael Roll and -- went down. The great leadership and on -- him Pearson. And and -- not not given up on his fastball change so. Is what you expect from the Celtics you look at her Bradley later worst nightmare yeah there's there's. Defensive Maria as a player. -- got it several clubs. I think you know bigger stronger athletic guys. Affected me you know Avery Bradley is a elite defender and he gets after his very disruptive. -- all about them you know exactly who it is and Verizon. -- preparation standpoint yes. How much difficulty changes tweaked your preparation and you know. A Rajon Rondo is not an image and it got so many of the guys that you look into collectively to get the job done. Well the reason why it's a big difference is because when Rondo is pick and rolls. His transition pick and rolls -- half court pick and rolls -- spread the floor making plays. So it's a totally different basketball team. Without Rondo to pick and roll. Even know what's important is not highlighted they do -- ball movement man movement inside out attack. So it was a different team without Rondo but it's still. Very capable baskets and we talk about a different team you guys in and David -- the last game. Just address what he's meant to this typically this season as you guys really make strides all -- is also. His ability to score on the block his ability to rebound his ability to make plays. His leadership as voice. Rebounding. You know we missed it and we're glad to have him back. At the end of day what he brings to the table completes us as a team and when you look at this Celtics team obviously. They don't have the size that they would ideally like that. How does David. -- game -- -- -- -- him he looked and even more down to just play his game you know just play as day. When you've got a guy like Kevin Garnett and all time great. You don't -- issue. David Lee is going to be vividly and that's what we expect well. As the dangers groundstrokes is flavored about scoring and he just does Kevin Garnett. Knowing him all these years he's surprising he's still able to play at a relatively consistent level. Not surprised at all because what's on the inside that comes out and he's been a warrior. He's been a great -- it's been passionate he's been a leader. -- he's been incredible and he's he's an all time great forwards.