Celtics Not Worried About Minutes Crunch

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Brad Stevens. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics are favorites to represent the East in the NBA Finals next summer for a reason. When healthy, they're loaded. But, with that comes a potential problem: the fight for minutes.

Coach Brad Stevens was at the ABCD Hoop Dreams fundraiser at the Garden this week, and said competition's a good thing.

"I think we've got a really good locker room," Stevens said. "I don't think it's any secret to anybody that there's only 240 minutes in a game, and if we all struggle with that--more than just the human nature of being disappointed if you get taken out, that's okay, that's part of it--but if we all struggle with that, then we won't be very good."

Terry Rozier played 26 minutes a game last year--37 a night in the playoffs. There's no chance he'll handle that kind of load with Kyrie Irving healthy, but Stevens isn't worried about his reserve guard.

"One thing about Terry is you don't have to worry about him competing, you don't have to worry about him working," Stevens said. "He's got a great mindset, a great team attitude. Everybody everywhere knows Terry can really play. It's not about as much, you know, we talk about the roles and everything else, about proving ourselves. It's about how we can help each other win, because you've got a chance with a team that has a lot of good depth, and that depth has to be a positive."

Training camp begins September 25th.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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