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Ainge Not Feeling Pressure to Add PG

1/15/2008

Ainge Not Feeling Pressure to Add PG

The Celtics aren't in a position where they will turn away from a high-quality veteran point guard should one become available. But the club won't make any panic purchases just because it's had recent problems against pressure defense.

``I'm very comfortable with this roster,'' director of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. ``When you get off to a start like this, there's a lot of factors in it - a lot of people playing key roles. And you can't underestimate or undervalue the personalities in the locker room or the personalities on the court. So you've got to be very careful of toying with the roster under those kind of circumstances.''

Ainge believes the current C's have the personnel to deal with fullcourt defense.

``It's not just on the point guard to break pressure,'' Ainge said. ``We have a lot of guys like Ray (Allen), KG (Kevin Garnett), Scal (Brian Scalabrine) and Big Baby (Glen Davis) that in my opinion can all handle the ball and make big passes. It's not all about dribbling. There are a lot of ways to break pressure.

``The bottom line is that everybody wants (point guards) Chris Paul and Deron Williams and Jason Kidd, and those guys are special. But there's not many of those guys around. And we have a pretty good point guard ourselves in Rajon (Rondo), and we have a lot of weapons around him. I think that breaking pressure is a team element. The easy way is with a spectacular point guard, but I believe that there's multiple ways to beat pressure.''

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