Alot of people, including myself, got the feeling that dropping Lester Hudson meant the team was looking for someone new right now. Well, they may not be looking for anyone right now, but atleast this leaves the option on the table further down the line if the Celtics find they need someone. If you thought the Celtics even had the slightest idea of picking up Raefer Alston, think again. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald quotes Danny Ainge as saying:
“Right now I don’t see any needs. I mean, I feel like there’s always a need if you can get a better player than who you have, but there’s nothing with us that’s a glaring weakness. There’s not one specific need that we’re looking to fill.
There may not be any glaring weaknesses at this exact moment, but as more players become available as the season progresses, I am sure Danny will keep his eyes wide. Danny did make a comment to help ease the minds of fans:
“If we’re looking at a player, it’s got to be someone who not only has talent but who can fit in on and off the court. He has to be able to play our style and his personality has to fit, too.”
I think that eliminates any Nate Robinson theories, or even Stephon Marbury since I am sure at some point this season he is going to get sick of not getting any attention and will be looking to get back on any NBA team that will take him. At the very least, it provides everyone the ability to keep the rumor mill churning as there will always be that open roster spot until the void is filled. As much as I liked Lester Hudson and wished the best for him, I think it is good for the Celtics to always have that option open, even if it means filling it for 10 days with Tyronn Lue.