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Danny Ainge on Delonte West injury: ‘We’ll stay with our roster’

Posted By WEEI On November 25, 2010 @ 9:59 am In General | No Comments

The Celtics don't plan on making roster moves to replace Delonte West. (AP)

The Celtics don't plan on making roster moves to replace Delonte West. (AP)

Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe [1] that he had no plans to make a trade to replace point guard Delonte West, who suffered a broken right wrist on Wednesday and could be out for months.

“We like our guys, and Avery [Bradley] is starting to get healthy and Avery and [Von Wafer] are going to have to step up and play,’’ Ainge told the Globe. “In order to make a move we’d have to let someone go and we like our guys. It’s tragic for Delonte. Basketball is a very important part of his life. I hate to see this happen. But Delonte will be able to return late in the season to help us.’’

West missed the first 10 games of the season, during which the Celtics went 8-2. However, the team’s depth at point guard has been further depleted by the absence of Rajon Rondo, who missed his third straight game on Wednesday and, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers [2], could miss Friday’s contest as well.

Still, the Celtics have Nate Robinson and Marquis Daniels to play the position in addition to Rondo and Bradley.

“We like those guys when the season started and I like them even more now with the work they are putting in and this league is a league of opportunity,” Ainge said [3]. “So we’ll stay with our roster for now and see what we got.”

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[1] told the Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/11/25/west_replacement_not_a_given/

[2] according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/2160929/rajon-rondo-out-and-likely-friday-too

[3] Ainge said: http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/2010/11/ainge_celtics_h.html

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