Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/20/12
The rebuilding process between championships took more than two decades the last time the Celtics did it. With their moves this offseason, the Celtics have set themselves up for a much shorter drought, if it can even be called that. One of the hardest things for an NBA executive to do is to make his team younger while staying in championship contention. With the Celtics' anticipated acquisition of Courtney Lee in a sign-and-trade, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will continue a successful offseason in which he has done just that. The Celtics should still be in the mix for...

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