That, and the fact that the guys available were mediocre creator types, and the Celtics really needed a 3-point shooting roleplayer who wasn't out there. Even with Hayward out, the Cs still have 5 ball-handlers.The C's bench depth is thin in terms of proven capabilities. That is inescapable. I also think its a legacy of the Irving (and likely other bad roster fits) era. My guess is that the front office determined that the risk to chemistry and development wasn't worth going for more veteran help at the deadline.