Originally written February 04, 2013 on HoopStuff:
With the recent news that Jared Sullinger will be out for the rest of the season, joining superstar point guard, Rajon Rondo, all hope of contention is lost. They could make a big trade to acquire talent, but it would cost all of their valuable pieces and long-term cap space, which is why Rudy Gay is not in Boston and why Josh Smith will not be in green either. With a healthy Rajon Rondo, along with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, they could have made noise in the playoffs, but with Rondo and Sullinger (who is their second best big man) out of the picture, they would be wise to sell and rebuild. No, this does not mean trading Garnett, Rondo or Pierce, but almost anyone else, if it means adding better fitting pieces. Despite popular thinking, their All-Star trio can still win a championship, if they add the right pieces. There are trade rumors everywhere on the internet for Pierce and Garnett, but they are not going to trade Pierce, one of the all-time great Celtics, unless they get a...
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