Source: NY TimesTeam president Danny Ainge realizes that the Celtics won’t win the title and can only make the playoffs. That’s not good enough for a franchise that proudly flies 17 championship banners.
With the Big Three’s window now shut, Ainge is trying to land Atlanta’s Josh Smith and other young studs, while offering up Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen can also be had, for young players and draft picks. Rajon Rondo might be leaving, too, with the Lakers and Utah seen as possible destinations.
Wow, lots of info here.
- Garnett, Pierce and Allen are all on the block.
- They're targeting Josh Smith, other young players and picks.
- The main suitors for Rondo are the Lakers and Jazz. The Jazz have two lotto picks in the draft by the way.
I don't see them getting a top notch young players for any of the big three. They're simply too old. Their best bet is to stockpile draft picks like they did last rebuild and use those picks to deal their way back into relevance if they can't draft their way there.