Rivers on adding a player: 'We're just going to take our time'

Rivers on adding a player: 'We're just going to take our time'
February 14, 2013, 7:49 am
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BOSTON Down to just three guards, the Boston Celtics know all too well that they need some help on the perimeter.
But the Cs have no plans on making a decision too quickly.
"Danny (Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations) and I the last 48 hours have probably covered every human being that's breathing and can dribble and shoot," C's coach Doc Rivers said prior to Boston's 71-69 win over Chicago.
"We're just going to take our time," Rivers said. "At the end of the day today, that was basically what we came to. We don't want to rush into anything."
Boston will continue to scour the wires for potential free agents as well as give some thought to potential D-League call-ups.
And of course, there's the Feb. 21 trade deadline coming up that the C's will also include among their options at this point to add talent.
But Rivers reminded reporters that the Celtics have very little salary cap flexibility, which surely will have an impact on the kind of deals that Boston pursues.
"We're just going to wait," Rivers said. "And if someone shakes loose or you can get someone, we will. But until then, we're stretched at the guard spot."
Rivers added, "there's no reason to just go grab a guy."
And while conventional wisdom says the C's need to focus on adding another guard, Rivers said that he told Ainge the focus needs to be on adding the best player regardless of the position.
"Right now with all the injuries," Rivers said, "whoever is out there who we think is the best player, no matter what position, we'll just get them and figure out how to use them. I would rather have the best player, then a positional player."