|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 29, 2013 at 5:10 AM|
When I look at the Celtics soon to be roster. I look at a few players that the Celtics don't need, and hopefully Danny can move them. I hate to be so heartless about it, but the Celtics could utilize Bass and Lee in a package for someone that will help now, and who could be a player to build with Rondo. Of course everything hangs on the fact that if the Celtics want to go over the luxury tax, and do they want to actually compete in 2013-14. With Marshon Brooks in the picture. The Celtics need to look for a buyer when it comes to Courtney Lee's 5 plus million a season all the way up to 2017.
I think the Celtics have draft picks, and some young talent to work with on a deal that would bring guys here now in Rondo's prime. Of course you need willing teams, and it also needs to be Danny's mindset. The Celtics don't need to jump into all of this right now or this second if Rondo isn't back in time. But I think my impatient side wants to see the Celtics compete in a year or two. I have a few trades that I set up.Which I don't that often.
First Trade: Brandon Bass and Courtney for LaMarcus Aldridge. ESPN Trade Machine
Aldridge seems unhappy with the rebuilding phase in Portland, would it be any different in Boston? Big men are hard to come by. I don't know i he's the big to build around, but he's got two years left on his deal, and if we can ship out Lee and Bass for him it's the right move.Even with Aldridge's final two years.
- #12 C
- 6' 11", 240 lbs
- Portland Trail Blazers
- BornJul 19, 1985 in Dallas, TX (Age: 27)
- Drafted 2006: 1st Rnd, 2nd by CHI
- Experience6 years
He had a solid season last year. I would like to see more rebounding out of him though.When it comes to a deal that has Josh Smith tagged on it. The deal is very hard to pull off in many ways. First of all, would the Hawks take on contracts for Smith? Would they want what we could offer. Without a doubt you have to give up Green for Smith. Are you willing to do that. I could never except giving Smith max money. I would take Aldridge over Smith if I had a choice.
Second Trade: Jordan Crawford and Sully for DeMarcus Cousins.ESPN Trade Machine
First of all I hate the fact that Sully would have to be apart of this deal. He's an alumni from OSU and I'm a Buckeye fan. Plus I love his game. As for Crawford, I just don't care about his game, and the way he carriers himself. How about Cousins? Not a big fan of this guy. He seems to be a cancer, and a player who under achieves. Without Doc, KG, and Pierce around. Who will get in this guys face when he needs it? He's the same model as Aldridge but a headache. Maybe a change of scene with a better origination would work.
- #15 C
- 6' 11", 270 lbs
- Sacramento Kings
- BornAug 13, 1990 in Mobile, AL (Age: 22)
- Drafted2010: 1st Rnd, 5th by SAC
- Experience2 years
Right now I don't see a lot of trades because who wants Bass or Lee for long term deals? Which they kind of are on. I don't have much faith in those two, but maybe somebody wants one of those guys players in their sick twisted game of building a team.