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“The Celtics are dealing with two big issues,” the scout said. “They’re waiting for Avery Bradley to come back [he's expected to return later this month after undergoing surgery on both shoulders]. They need him because they don’t have a backup point guard. Instead of signing Leandro Barbosa, I was surprised they didn’t go for a guy like Jannero Pargo, who at least can handle the point. If [coach] Doc Rivers and [GM] Danny Ainge were being totally honest, I think they would admit they miscalculated on that one. There are nights when Rajon Rondo gives them 42 to 46 minutes, but there are other nights when they need to give him 10 minutes of rest — and that’s a lot of minutes to fill when you don’t have a true point guard to run your team. Teams have been taking advantage of that when Rondo has been on the bench.”