Who plays point guard now?
According to the Globe’s Gary Washburn, Doc Rivers wasn’t certain about the direction the team would take at the position going forward. Courtney Lee, Leandro Barbosa, and Jason Terry will get the initial call. Former Celtic Keyon Dooling also said he would consider a comeback at age 32, but then declined.
“When something like this happens, we’ll find someone that’s already in our locker room that’s going to play terrific, and I have no idea who it is,” Rivers said.
Most prior Celtics trade talk centered on acquiring a big man. But now the focus changes, and Rivers wasn’t sure if the team would look for a free agent or trade fit. As teams inquire about players like Pierce, what they have to offer the Celtics in the backcourt could be essential to making something happen.