Backcourt depth was probably at the bottom of the list of concerns for Danny Ainge as he constructed his roster for the 2018-19 season.
A healthy Kyrie Irving was set to take his rightful place at starting point guard alongside an emerging Jaylen Brown at shooting guard. Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier provided an exciting mix of defensive toughness and timely shooting that gave Boston arguably the deepest backcourt in the Eastern Conference on paper. Rounding out the group was none other than Brad Wanamaker, another Euroleague transplant that would take the slot previously filled by Shane Larkin as an energy/depth guy at the end of the bench.
The Celtics had their eye on Wanamaker for a couple years, according to a source,