Thursday, January 19, 2012

Celtics looking to trade Big Three

Yahoo is reporting that the Celtics are willing to trade the Big Three to get younger. To clarify, one of the worst teams in the East is willing to disband a corps of players producing career lows and the youngest of whom will be 35 this year in a league where the average age is around 26.

The obvious direction to turn for the upgrade is Kevin McHale as he was the Timberwolves' head coach and was instrumental in sending Kevin Garnett to the Celtics for 5 players none of whom still play with the Timberwolves. The problem however, is that McHale is currently coaching the Houston Rockets, who have the kind of players that exist so as to be part of that anonymous third team that facilitates a trade involving a superstar. And they have Chase Buddinger . . . and Hasheem Thabeet, who while possessing minimal basketball value offer high entertainment value when viewed standing next to each other.

That leaves the Celtics in a predicament as they can now only negotiate with the most socially-ostracized lepers of the NBA--teams like the Wizards and Bobcats. Fortunately, between the Wizards, Celtics and Bobcats' roster you have a year-in, year-out 10 seed. Unfortunately, it appears that the NBA is sticking to its eight team per conference playoff model.

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