Pierce: Celtics Bench Deepest in Career
Leandro Barbosa isn’t about to change the world. He is a reserve guard who’ll turn 30 late next month, and his high earning NBA days are behind him.
But yesterday’s acquisition by the Celtics is very much out of the Red Auerbach playbook. The club is getting a veteran who could quite possibility provide a key contribution in short bursts backing up minutes-eater Rajon Rondo. And if things don’t work out, well, he is costing the C’s just the veteran minimum.
But his new teammates are looking forward to what the 2006-07 Sixth Man of the Year can provide.
“With adding him, that’s going to make it the deepest bench that I’ve probably ever played with,” said Paul Pierce.