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“I think over the next five weeks a lot will be told,” he said. “I feel like we don’t have any glaring needs when we’re playing the way we’re playing. Everyone’s playing their role; whether they’re playing well all the time is not as much of a point if they are accepting a role and giving an honest day’s worth of work.”
With Bradley back and Chris Wilcox practicing Sunday for the first time in three weeks, the Celtics are nearing full health. Ainge said he doesn’t feel the need to tinker with the depth of his roster.
“We just need to keep flexibility in case something does happen,” he said. “Right now we don’t have a real need and we have players like Jason Collins andLeandro Barbosa who we really like and are hardly playing, so I don’t really see a need to bring someone else in, at least at this moment. We’re happy with our roster and we’re looking for improvement but we feel like we have plenty of bodies and Chris Wilcox should be back in not too long. I don’t think there’s any need to bring in someone right now to sit on the end of our bench.”
After all sorts of rumors, involving all sort of players have leaked (or have been fabricated, for all I know). And now Danny Ainge is flat-out saying there no need for any new players…
…”at least at this moment”
So once again, Danny Ainge is just doing his job. He’ll always answer the phone, he’ll always listen when someone asks “hey, what would it take to get this player?” But he won’t paint himself into a corner. And that’s not to say he’ll always make the right move…. every GM makes a mistake…. but he won’t make the mistake of leaving himself and the team without an out.
That means he knows his players’ value, he knows what the market is for them, and he knows who’ll bite on an offer.
Until then, the team is winning and healthy (feel free to knock on wood or something there) and as long as both continue to be the case, there’s no need to panic.
The rest of the links:
Herald: Wilcox one step closer | ESPN Boston: Bench brigade playing with swagger | Notes from sweet 5-0 week | Celtics make the most out of rare practice time | Wilcox returns to full contact practice | MWDN: C’s feel right at home