Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/31/13
July 31st. The day synonymous with the Major League Baseball trade deadline, where clubs on the fringe of contention look for one final piece that could make them a true championship caliber team. Six years ago, the Celtics took a page from baseball's book and transformed their franchise on July 31st, dealing five players and two first round picks to the Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett. Before the deal the Celtics figured to be an intriguing team in 2007-08. They would have had a starting lineup of Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Al Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins with Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Glen Davis and Leon Powe coming off the bench. With Jefferson and Rondo beginning to develop into All-Star quality guys, that team would have been good (ok..so the bench would have needed some work). But not good enough. Instead Danny Ainge pulled off a deal for Garnett, transforming the team's identity into an elite defensive squad that just happened to have incre...
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