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Monday, July 30, 2007

The "New" Celtics

Baseball's trade deadline is tomorrow, but the biggest pending trade is between two teams that play their home games in an arena on wooden courts. Of course, I'm talking about the sport being basketball not baseball. The Celtics are pulling off another trade and this one is big, real big. Kevin Garnett coming to Boston?

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this deal. Yeah, Garnett is great, but is it worth giving up all those players? The Eastern Conference sucks, so I ask this question. Even if the Celtics win the East who cares if they get killed in the finals? Ask Cleveland about it and they will tell you. Giving away your whole future for a chance and a very small one to win a championship is difficult for me to apprehend.

The Celtics also will have an issue that they need to fill a couple roster spots. Their starting lineup will be great, but they will probably have one of the worst benches in the league. Unfortunately, in basketball you need a little depth since it's impossible to ask your starters to play 40 minutes every game. Gone is Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, and Ryan Gomes. That''s almost half the team. Danny Ainge better start calling up those undrafted rookies because he needs to fill some low salary roster spots.

Here is the starting lineup (pending the trade):
Kendrick Perkins - center
Kevin Garnett - power forward
Paul Pierce - small forward
Ray Allen - shooting guard
Rajon Rondo - point guard

Okay, so it looks great on paper, but I still need a little convincing. I'll have more on this in the near future.

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