|KG welcomes rookies to Celtics with nicknames|
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|Friday, 12 October 2012 10:39|
Kevin Garnett was happy to oblige.
The Celtics center says he likes to come up with pet names for his young teammates. Jared Sullinger is ``Sully'' or sometimes ``Young'un,'' and Christmas is Temple because that's where he went to college. Kris Joseph is ``Shawn,'' because he reminds Garnett of someone named Shawn. And Melo is just Melo because Garnett says he felt strange calling another man ``Fab.''
Garnett has himself been known as ``The Big Ticket'' and ``KG'' in Boston since he arrived in the summer of 2007.
The Celtics practiced Friday in preparation for their exhibition game against the New York Knicks on Saturday night in Hartford, Conn.