Kevin Garnett

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers isn’t worried about his team’s lack of depth at the center position. He plans on using Kevin Garnett a lot more in that role this season.

Entering his 17th season in the NBA and his fifth with Boston, the 6-foot-11 forward has been known as the center of Boston’s defense since he was acquired from Minnesota. Now Rivers says he’ll probably be playing the 14-time All Star in that spot a lot more.

As trade rumors involving center Jermaine O’Neal continued to swirl around the team’s practice facility, Rivers had a quick answer Saturday when asked what he plans to do.

“We’ll move Kevin,” Rivers said. “He will play the 5 this year. I honestly don’t think that it’ll be a problem. When he was younger, it would have been a problem.”

– Reported by the Associated Press