Monday, January 28, 2013
With the news that Rajon Rondo has a torn right ACL, rumors are spreading like wildfire throughout the league about how the Celtics will react. Here are some good columns from Boston and across the country about Boston's future without their young star:
Brian Windhorst knows better than to count the Celtics out.
Jackie MacMullan was the first to discuss the torn ACL rumor with Rondo himself.
Adrian Wojnarowski thinks in this day and age, it is too hard to trade aging stars for young players and picks.
Other things to keep in mind about "blowing up" the current Boston Celtics roster:
1. A Paul Pierce for Rudy Gay swap seems more and more unlikely for both sides due to salary and the fact that Pierce desperately wants to finish his hall of fame career in green.
2. Kevin Garnett has a no trade clause and it's tough to see him agreeing to be shipped out unless Pierce is too.
3. Josh Smith will be sitting down with Hawks ownership later this week to discuss his long term options with the team, or the chance of him being moved.
More to come on all of this later, especially a look into possible trades, both with the Celtics as buyers and sellers and the deadline.