The Boston Celtics are in Italy and will open their preseason schedule today as they participate in the Global Games against Olimpia Milano.

The Celtics know that while this is an exhibition game, their opponent is taking it serious and will be looking to beat an NBA team.

Boston newcomer David Lee said “We went through the scouting report today and they go about eight or nine deep of guys that not only play for the Italian national team, but guys that are big-time players over here,” following the Celtics final practice on Monday.Head Coach Brad Stevens plans to rotate several players into the game in an effort to not only find players that will help the team and make the roster, but also effective combinations that can be used once the regular season starts.