As of yesterday, Ainge had not made contract offers to the free agents working out at the team practice facility in Waltham: ex-Celtic forward Eric Williams, forward Linton Johnson III, center Kelvin Cato, and forward-center Esteban Batista. Ainge said he also has interest in free agent swingman Dahntay Jones.
Ainge acknowledged some interest in adding more big-man depth prior to training camp. He did, however, express concern about the aforementioned free agents probably wanting guaranteed contracts.
The Celtics currently have 15 players on their training camp roster, including 12 with completely guaranteed contracts.
"I'm not concerned about depth," Ainge said. "But you're always concerned about injuries or whatever can happen."
Just In Case
By Jeff Clark