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Danny Ainge wants to “Wait and see what we have first” before addressing final roster spot

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Danny Ainge wants to give the young guys a chance to prove themselves before deciding on Boston’s 15th roster spot.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Providence Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

After the Celtics sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Ante Zizic to the Cavaliers in the package that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston, Danny Ainge was left with an open roster spot.

The Celtics have 14 guaranteed contracts on their roster, and the available free agents like Gerald Green, Andrew Bogut, and Thomas Robinson are signing deals with other teams each week. Ainge isn’t concerned with this however. He wants to give the current players a shot to prove themselves first.

So there seems to be plenty of interest from free agents in playing for the Celtics this year, but it doesn’t look like Boston is going to make a move before the preseason begins.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the Celtics have two players on two-way contracts in Jabari Bird and Kadeem Allen, and also signed L.J. Peak, Andrew White and Daniel Dixon to training camp contracts. Ainge might want to see what he has there before moving forward.