Semih Erden impresses in NBA debut

Celtics rookie shows skill, potential in preseason win over 76ers

Updated: October 7, 2010, 2:45 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Semih Erden admits he understands more English than he's able to speak since arriving stateside. That much was obvious Wednesday night as he sat on the Boston Celtics' bench, an impressive NBA debut behind him, and chuckled at the antics of teammates Glen Davis and Nate Robinson.

Davis playfully dubbed Erden, "Semih Automatic," singing the nickname as the three players sat huddled at the end of the bench. Robinson tried to demonstrate some American dance moves as Young ...

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