Danny Ainge Explains Why He Thinks Celtics’ Bench Will See Boost Soon

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Danny Ainge recently voiced his reasoning behind the Boston Celtics not exploring the buyout market.

It would have helped their bench, right? Well, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations seems to think Boston’s bench will be receiving a boost soon enough.

As Ainge depicted, that boost will follow Kemba Walker and Robert Williams returning to health, which ultimately “moves everybody back to their more common roles,” he said, per The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.

“The question is, do you have enough scoring? And I think we’re the fourth- or fifth-rated scoring team in the NBA last I checked, and we haven’t had our team together,” Ainge said. “So when people start classifying bench scoring, no, team scoring is all that really matters. And we haven’t been able to start our five best players much all season because of injuries, so our bench has been weakened, so I’m confident that we have enough.”

Walker is officially probable to return Tuesday night when the Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden.

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