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Mark Murphy reports:

Rivers might delay his goal of trimming the roster from 16 to 14 until just before the Nov. 2 season opener against Washington at TD Banknorth Garden.

"We may do that, unless we get wind from another team that something is up," Rivers said.

He was referring to the possibility of another team releasing a player who interests the Celtics, particularly a center. The C’s are short at that position, but Rivers is confident that backup Scot Pollard, sidelined by a deep bone bruise in his left ankle, will be available by Nov. 2.

Marc Spears has more on Pollard here.