Ainge: No need for 'Sheed
Ainge didn't discount the possibility, but also didn't see an opening for Wallace.
"I don't know, I know that he’s been in our locker room a few of times this year and he’s been to a couple of practices," said Ainge. "I know the guys are teasing him about that -- about coming back. He’s said that he doesn’t want to come back.
"I’m not sure there’s room for Rasheed, unless we just have a whole bunch of injuries. Right now our center position, we have three healthy centers, we have a fourth one that’s not too far away in [Kendrick Perkins]. Right now, I’m more concerned about our backcourt with Delonte [West] and Rajon down, and Nate [Robinson] not quite 100 percent. Again, with [heightened minutes for Ray Allen and Paul Pierce], we need Avery [Bradley] and Von [Wafer] and Luke [Harangody] to step up and contribute."
Pressed on if the injury to Garnett was more severe, would he put more consideration into Wallace, Ainge noted, "I don't see him at the same position as KG."
Wallace doesn't help speculation by showing up at Celtics events like Boston's open practice for season-ticket holders in late October. Alas, his potential late-season addition is a question every Celtics reporter is constantly bombarded with as fans seem willing to forget his struggles to get last year's band back together for another title run.
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