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Danny Ainge looking for bench depth at trade deadline

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“We do have probably too many really young guys.” - Ainge

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In an appearance on NBC Sports Boston, Danny Ainge addressed several things including what he’s looking for at the trade deadline.

“I think our No. 1 need is health. We’re going to look to see if there are ways strengthen the end of our bench. We like all of our guys. We do have probably too many really young guys.”

That sounds to me like he’s looking to package some young players (and probably a pick) to bring in some veteran bench help that can contribute immediately.

In the same interview he was very complimentary of Robert Williams and Gordon Hayward.

Related: Earlier today Brian Windhorst reiterated something about Gordon Hayward that he’s been saying all season in emphatic terms.

“I feel very confident that he will not be traded.”

Most believe that the Celtics will not be moving one of their top 5 players (Kemba, Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart) but just about anyone else could be on the table.