With training camp only ten days away (good God, basketball season’s right around the corner!), Danny Ainge has spent the past week or two scouring the world for players to help make the Boston Celtics’ training camp more competitive. According to the Boston Globe, that search will continue next week.
“In the meantime,” Julian Benbow reports, “Ainge said he would hold more workouts next week.”
Yesterday, Ainge explained why the Celtics continued to hold workouts despite having an overfilled roster.
“We have to figure out are the players that we have better than what’s available? That’s what we’re doing now.”
Ainge likes his current roster, but believes bringing more players to training camp will be beneficial.
“I think every camp [promotes competition],” Ainge told ESPN Boston. “I don’t know if this one will be any different. There’s competition for minutes, competition for roster spots and competition to get into the rotation. The competition will be great this year.”
With that reasoning, it only makes sense for Ainge to continue evaluating prospects. After all, he still hasn’t worked out Harold Miner, J.R. Rider, Mark Madsen, Sam Bowie or Pervis Ellison.