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Some C’s New Year’s Resolutions

Posted By Jessica Camerato On December 30, 2009 @ 11:49 pm In General | 3 Comments

Rasheed Wallace is resolved to win a championship. (AP)

Rasheed Wallace is resolved to win a championship. (AP)

You’ve heard the routine list of New Year’s resolutions before – join a gym, clean the house, finish the renovation that was supposed to be completed last year. These vows of self-improvement are a little bit different for the Celtics, though.

WEEI.com asked the C’s, “What is your basketball resolution for 2010?”

Tony Allen [1]: “Push myself to exhaustion. See, I was a little held back this summer due to the fact that I was walking around in a boot all summer, which kind of hindered me from getting into that gym. Now I can go countless hours. I can go hard.”

Ray Allen [2]: “I never wait until New Year’s. On my Facebook page today I said, ‘Don’t wait ’til New Year’s to turn over a new leaf. Do it now.’ It doesn’t have to be New Year’s. Every day I’m thinking about, I can work on my turnovers, work on my defense, work on getting my 3-point field goal percentage up. It’s like my head is spinning because everything is a constant, so I won’t wait until New Year’s.”

Brian Scalabrine [3]: “To watch my personnel breakdowns every game. I get a DVD of guys who I would be guarding and it’s like 45 minutes. Probably like 85 to 90 percent, I watch it. Ten percent of the time, sometimes I don’t. [I'd resolve] just to be consistent and watch every single game. It’s just different guys every time. For me, just a little advantage I can get from it is worth it.”

Shelden Williams [4]: “I don’t do resolutions. I just don’t. A lot of people make them and then after a few weeks, a month, whatever, they don’t stick to them. So I don’t really do it. I’ve never gotten into it.”

Lester Hudson [5]: “[Work on] everything — ball handling, shooting, passing, defense. I’m going to practice 10 times harder than I am now. I practice hard now, but for me right now I’ve got to pick it up another notch, so that’s why I said 10 times harder. Of course, I have to practice outside of scheduled practice. I’m going to go on my free time. I don’t have too much to do [in my free time] so I’m going to try to do as much as I can.”

J.R. Giddens [6]: “Do everything I’m doing right now. Working my tail off, that’s all I can do. All I can do is work. Obviously I can’t predict my own end result so I’m going to just keep working.”

Rasheed Wallace [7]: “Getting that ‘ship, winning that ‘ship. Plain and simple, to win that championship. That’s the ultimate when you’re a professional athlete, no matter if it’s football, basketball, baseball, whatever, to win that championship.”

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[1] Tony Allen: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3842&team=

[2] Ray Allen: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3080&team=

[3] Brian Scalabrine: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3544&team=

[4] Shelden Williams: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=4133&team=

[5] Lester Hudson: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=4663&team=

[6] J.R. Giddens: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=4492&team=

[7] Rasheed Wallace: http://weei.stats.com/nba/playerstats.asp?id=3006&team=

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