Shabazz Napier was telling reporters in Chicago on Friday, as he told those of us who were at Fenway when the Huskies were honored there a couple of weeks ago, that playing for the Celtics would be the ultimate for a kid from Roxbury.
Here is Napier at the NBA Combines:
“It would be crazy, it would be really, really ironic. I’m from Boston, I grew up a Boston fan. To wear the white and green, that would be insane. There’s a lot of history and tradition there, and a lot of pressure. But I’m good with pressure.
“… Of course your aspiration as a kid is knocking down the game-winning shot for your team, and I probably had a lot of game-winning shots for the Boston Celtics. You definitely have aspirations, but I never really thought it would come to real life.”
In speed and agility drills, Napier ran the three-quarter court spring in 3.20 seconds, with a standing vertical leap of 30.5, a max leap of 37.5 and his overall score in the lane agility was 11.60.
DeAndre Daniels was 11.46 in the lane agility, with a three-quarter sprint of 3.44, 29.5 on the standing vertical and 32 on the max vertical.
Here are the raw numbers from the combines on NBA.com