Boston Celtics’ 15th Man: Should They Keep Von Wafer or Tony Gaffney?

September 15th, 2010 by Tom Smith Leave a reply » ran a decent piece yesterday on the three contenders for Boston's 15th and final roster spot.

The Celtics will be bringing 17 contracted (15 guaranteed) players to training camp later this month, but Celtics president Danny Ainge says that it is very much an open competition. He stressed that the 15 best players would be on the opening day roster.

You would almost have to assume that 14 of the 15 guaranteed contracts are set in stone. Semih Erden, Luke Harangody, Avery Bradley and Delonte West should have nothing to worry about. Those O'Neal boys should be pretty safe as well.

This leaves the battle for the final roster spot down to three players—Oliver Lafayette, Tony Gaffney and Von Wafer. This much you could have gotten from Chris Frosberg.

Here's comes the good part.

I'm already eliminating Lafayette.

Lafayette is a very good scoring guard, but at just 6'2" with a non-guaranteed contract on a team that already has Nate Robinson, Delonte West and Avery Bradley ahead of him on the depth chart, this is a non-starter for me. Oliver, I wish you luck elsewhere.

Okay, so now we hav ...

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