Rajon Rondo likes the feel of the new-look Boston Celtics.
''We have a deep roster,'' the point guard said after the club's first full preseason workout Saturday.
''One to 15, any guy can go in there and make plays for us. I think it's going to be big for us as far as our depth off the bench - guys won't be as tired when we get to the playoffs.
''It's good to have so many guys that are able to play the game.''
Ray Allen is gone (to Miami) but the Celtics, who lost to Miami in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals last season, were busy during the offseason.
They brought in veterans Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jason Collins and Darko Milicic, while also adding rookies Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph in the draft.
Boston is also getting Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox back from injury. The Celtics are missing Avery Bradley after shoulder surgery, but he could return a couple of months into the season.
''I think with the team we have, with the added depth, with the youth ...