Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/17/14
After weeks of non-stop rumors that Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge was actively shopping All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo and that the “ New Big Three” would be torn apart and sent to distance cities all over the Association’s map; when the smoke cleared as the NBA trading deadline took effect on March 15, the Celtics roster was still intact. At that point it looked like it was just going to be a classy way for Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce to end their time together; as most likely the team would not be bringing all three players back next year and stuck in the seventh slot in the NBA Eastern Conference; they were not expected to do too much damage in the Playoffs. That is if they were able to hold off the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston has rewarded Ainge and head coach Doc Rivers in their confidence in them as they have a record of 18-7 since the All-Star break and 10-5 after the NBA trading deadline went into effect. Aft...
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