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Semih Erden ready for Celtics debut

Updated: November 2, 2010, 1:55 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- "Saldirgan, Semih."

That's the advice Shaquille O'Neal suggested he's been imparting on Boston Celtics rookie center Semih Erden lately. No need to break out the Turkish version of your Rosetta Stone software: That means to be an aggressor, which is the one thing O'Neal thinks Boston's fresh-faced import needs to be on the court.

"He's an excellent player, very skilled," O'Neal said. "Sometimes he's too shy. I always have to tell him -- in Turkish -- to just ...

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