With the trade deadline bringing no new faces, the next possibility is the buyout market. Which point guards should the Boston Celtics consider in this pre-March free agent rush?
Danny Ainge once again decided to pull back on the trade reins. Continuing to roll with what he has, Ainge kept the Boston Celtics roster completely in tact. Whether that continues or not is anybody’s guess.
That said, he was very specific in discussing the makeup of his roster. Ainge said to MassLive’s John Karalis: “We probably have, I think, too many really young guys…”
Now, he certainly didn’t make a trade just to make a trade. With a pursuit of Davis Bertans the team’s primary focal point, there was apparently no time to discuss making moves at the end of the bench. The C’s remained the exact same, with unproven youth coupled with limited playoff experience being primary themes for the second unit.
There is still a few weeks for that to change, however. Until the beginning of March, teams can sign players that can ultimately end up on their playoff roster. It’s a mini-free agent frenzy this time every year.
The All-Star break will be a good chance for front offices to give more thought to team makeup. Right now, the Boston Celtics are riding a seven game hot-streak and Ainge hasn’t exactly been given much reason to think any shakeups are necessary.
Here are 3 backup point guard options on the open market: