I was bored and I was just think about how most of the star players are coming of age and will soon be calling it a career in a few years.
I was thinking after Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett leave who will take their place?
Seeing that Rondo got the PG spot locked uP, Kedrick Perkins has things secure at the C spot, and assuming that Big Baby will take over at PF, who will be the SG and SF?
What I think might happen:
Pierce will retire a Celtic, I'm pretty sure KG will too. I think Ray could get traded since there were so many rumors earlier this summer.
I'm hoping that they will all take sizable pay cuts when their contracts are up. If they won't take a pay cut, they will just get worse and worse until they retire. If they take less money, then we can just solidify the bench until they can't play at the high level anymore.
There'll probably be a bad season of adjustment when they go. Rondo and Perk will stay, Rondo is going to be an all star. I could see Baby going away.
I think that they will keep PP and KG for sure. No doubt. I think both guys will get 1 more contract with a few years but less money. That will leave the team with more money to get quality guys. Ray will prolly be traded OR if his contract is up, will let him walk or sign him for peanuts. A really mid level type contact.
Then they are going to keep Rondo and Perk.
But they need another scorer, and I'm pretty sure Danny will be able to get a quailty guy to score some points..
eventually i would like to see jeff green to becoming a c.
I also want to see mayo i think mayo will flourish having rondo as a pg
what puzzles me is the pf .. i am thinking if that erden guy is really good he might make it but if not then i still see kg being good for a couple of years more same with pierce.
that would mean
mayo/ ray allen/ giddens
pierce / jeff green / walker
kg / baby
4 years from now is gonna be a challenge we might be looking into lottery again.. hopefully not... am sure ainge will want to contend year in year out ...
The Boston Celtics will need to retool and get your at some point in the near future and, apparently, they've decided that the NBA Development League might be able to help them along in that regard. Danny Ainge's team is such a believer, in fact, that the Celtics are buying the basketball operations of the Maine Red Claws. Ridiculous Upside.
The Spurs and Warriors are always finding diamond in the rough players who can start, come off the bench as scorers, and lockdown defenders.
If the Celtics looks really consider using the D-League more they should take a look at these guys from the D-league.
Elijah Millsap (Paul Millsap Brother) and Brad Wanamaker.