The Boston Celtics roster may feel incomplete now that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn Nets, but the reality is that Boston already has a full 15 players slated to play in the 2013-14 season, and that number rises to 16 if the team picks up Shavlik Randolph's player option.
However, this rebuilding Celts squad needs more than just bodies if it wants to establish a healthy culture and make moves to regain its status as one of the Eastern Conference's elite squads. Though Boston boasts a number of young players like Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley and Jeff Green who could be potential building blocks going forward, they also have a number of players who do not fit with the team's new direction.
The Celtics' decision to hire Brad Stevens indicated that they were not thinking about immediately vaulting back into title contention, meaning that keeping many of the expensive veterans they currently have under contract does not make much sense.
The 2013-14 campaign figures to be one of major change for Boston, and with that in mind, let's take a look at five players who should not be a part of the C's' current rebuilding process.
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