The Boston Celtics have stumbled out of the starting gate, and it is largely because of their weak interior defense. Not only is the team 9-8 and fourth in the Atlantic Division, but they are the worst rebounding team in the league.
Some help is needed, and fast.
Fortunately for general manager Danny Ainge, there are plenty of big men available who could help the Celtics in a heartbeat. Kenyon Martin has yet to be signed by a team, and leading rebounder Anderson Varejao may be on the block (via probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com).
Both men are great defenders who would provide an equally great inside presence in Beantown.
However, it is still early in the season, and it is understandable why Boston's front office may be wary of making a move. For all they know, the team could undergo a great turnaround this month and immediately get back on track.
It is still better to be safe than sorry, and Ainge should be reaching out and looking to deal with the teams of the two big men. The Celtics need help in the paint, and they aren't going to get any unless their GM starts pursuing it.