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At the podium: Danny Ainge

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Danny Ainge spoke about a number of things during his media day presser. Chief among them being the overall state of the roster, expectations for this season and Jared Sullinger's weight.


It's no secret the Celtics' projected rotation is one giant logjam, but Ainge remains optimistic, leaving it up to his players to take what they want.

"I think we have a lot of quality players at every position," he said. "I think it's going to be a battle (for playing time). It will be up to each player to prove to Brad Stevens they deserve to start, get minutes."

As far as having 16 guaranteed contracts on the books heading into the season, Ainge said he believes "all 16 guys are capable of being in NBA uniforms."


On the whole, Ainge doesn't anticipate many personnel changes this year, but did disclaim that "you never know."

He does expect, however, both Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart to make big steps forward this season and is remaining patient with James Young.

"I guess it's something I remind myself, but James (Young) is 20," Ainge stated. He also mentioned that D-League coaches have been saying he's one of the best prospects they've seen in years.

Sully's Weight

How's he doing with it?

"I don't know. I haven't weighed him yet."