With the Big 3 facing demolition, the Boston Celtics have some serious decisions to make. To rebuild or re-sign is the name of the game.
Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Avery Bradley, E'twaun Moore, Sean Williams and JaJuan Johnson are the only players currently inked for another season, courtesy of Shamsports.com.
That said, the draft is the place where the C's could make a preemptive strike for next season.
Standing at picks 21, 22 and 51, Boston is in line to acquire above-average talent. Yet, the temptation of packaging two first-round picks to move up into the draft lottery is very enticing.
According to John Schuhmann of NBA.com, trading up makes sense for the Celtics:
With Rondo and Bradley, the Celtics' backcourt is set. But they need as much help as they can get on the front line. There should be some talent and size in the late first round, but Danny Ainge might want to explore any opportunities to package his two picks to get more of an impact player than what they can find at 21 or 22.
Salary cap space is on the Celtics side, but age is not. Therefore, drafting a young top talent seems like a logical decision for general manager Danny Ainge and head coach Doc Rivers. The Celtics are in a perfect position to get a deal done.