A little nugget of interest to all you C’s fans about there convinced that Boston is stuck with the 15-man roster they have in front of them for the rest of this campaign for Banner 18….Celtics’ president of basketball operations hasn’t stopped looking at the idea of tinkering. Here’s Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe getting a few eye-opening, but ultimately expected quotes out of the C’s top dog yesterday:
Ainge said he is getting calls regarding trades but he is not close to any deal. He said he would like to see the impact of his roster when at full health.
“You never know what’s going to happen but I like our roster a lot,’’ he said.
“There’s nothing close and I really like our team when we’re healthy. There’s always calls this time of year. There’s always teams trying to do things, but I like our guys. There’s a lot of talk out there but I’m not sure what we’ll do.’’
Danny is dead on in both respects in this instance. There’s plenty to like about this team when it’s healthy, and it’s probably the deepest roster top to bottom in the league when at full strength.
The problem however, as we’ve seen in these first two months, and well really…the past three years, is keeping this roster at full strength. It hasn’t happened for more than a few spells here and there. So with the C’s so vulnerable in this department, really throughout the foreseeable future Danny is obviously doing his job listening to any offers that come his way, despite the any real need or want to do tinkering with this roster.
Since, for all its depth, this is a roster with flaws, especially on the offensive end of the floor. And ultimately, the case could made to upgrade at a variety of spots (strictly talking about the bench here) to take the onus off the starters, while remaining competitive at the top of the east.
So I throw it out there to you CelticsHub readers? Would you even consider making a deal unless you had absolutely had to (i.e. major injury) if you’re Ainge? And if yes, where would you be looking to be upgrading? And who exactly would be dealt, given the reality that the team has a full 15-man roster right now, with Von Wafer, who has come on very strong lately, being the only guy with non-guaranteed contract.