Daniel Theis diary: Celtics center on team chemistry, recent wins and family time

first_imgThe little guy was in TD Garden already to watch a game, but unfortunately he fell asleep. We gotta work on that. One day he’s supposed to follow in my footsteps!Best,Daniel Hi guys,My Monsterblog returns, and the best thing is: From now on, there’s going to be a new entry each month! A lot has happened since the last Monsterblog. During the summer, I was able to re-sign in Boston, and I was excited to continue wearing the Celtics jersey. After a turbulent summer and some changes with the team, nobody really knew what to expect this season.There was too much pressure on the team these last two seasons. Ahead of this one, we weren’t mentioned as a contender, and I think that helped. We were able to find each other as a team und just play basketball. We have a good team, and our chemistry is awesome this year. We try to do a lot of things off the court as well, like grabbing dinner or watching a movie together. For Thanksgiving, Kemba [Walker] invited the whole team, staff and families to dinner in New York.It is a lot of fun to play with this team and to win. I’m also glad that I can do my part on a constant basis. I didn’t expect to be a starter, and it is just an awesome feeling. You get more comfortable when you know you have a certain role and that you’ll be able to show what you can do. I appreciate it, and I hope to continue to grow and that we’ll be able to compete for a title in the end.Especially in the win against the Lakers, we got to see what we’re able to do when we’re 100 percent focused and playing together. That game was very important for the city of Boston. The Christmas Game in Toronto was special as well. It is always an honor to play there, and after many years, we finally managed to get a win there. That was our own Christmas present.Aside from that, I can say that January was pretty stuffed with games. We played every other night, and that makes recovering between games even more important. If I’m being honest, I look forward to All-Star break, to regain energy and strength for the most important time of the year: the playoffs!I’m also looking forward to a couple of days with my little son who was born in late November last year. I missed his birth, because the little guy wasn’t willing to wait the 12 hours for me to get back from Denver. I have some catching up to do! I am very happy; he’s healthy and growing fast, and Laila is a great big sister. They’re a lot of work, but they give me the energy for each game.last_img read more

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Governor delays decision on easing coronavirus restrictions — two more local cases of COVID-19

first_imgJOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds has delayed her announcement about when she may ease more pandemic-related restrictions.“I’m still reviewing some information with the Department of Public Health and my team today and will be announcing the new changes tomorrow,” Reynolds says. “…They don’t really expire until the 15th, so we had some time.”While Reynolds mentioned hospital data, she declined to specify what she may be evaluating as she weighs lifting her orders that closed businesses and restricted public gatherings. “I know that Iowans and businesses are eager to know what’s next,” Reynolds says, “but as I’ve said all along, these decisions must be made carefully and driven by data and I look forward to providing that update tomorrow.”The latest information from the state shows 18 more Iowans have died of COVID-19 and state officials have added 539 more cases to the overall tally of positive test results among Iowans. That includes 319 Iowans who were tested in Nebraska and work at a packing plant just across the border from Sioux City.Iowa Department of Public Health deputy director Sarah Reisetter says she can’t speak to why Nebraska delayed the release of this information for two weeks. “We do believe that the employees did receive their test result,” Reisetter says, “but this will allow Iowa staff in the local public health agency to start doing that contact tracing and case investigation so we can help to identify any close contacts those individuals may have had and try to give them appropriate public health guidance.”The governor announced late this morning a “Test Iowa” site will be set up in Storm Lake, which is home to a packing plant. Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be conducted in Storm Lake starting Saturday. === Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our immediate listening area, with single cases in Floyd and Franklin County. That now brings the total number of cases in our area to 60 with one death. Those cases are: 14 in Cerro Gordo; 12 in Butler; seven in Franklin; six each in Floyd and Wright; five in Winnebago; three each in Hancock and Mitchell; and two each in Kossuth and Worth. 539 more confirmed cases have been identified in Iowa for a total now 12,912. 18 more deaths were reported to bring that total to 289. 464 more cases have fully recovered to bring that statewide total to 5618.last_img read more

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