It may seem blasphemous to Celtics' fans to hear that the 36-year-old power forward, who led their team to the 2008 NBA Championship, should be moved.
But think back to six years ago. The Celtics had a mess of a team, finishing the 2006-07 season dead last in the Eastern Conference with a 24-58 record and a bleak future.
However, they were stockpiled with young talent. The roster had such promising young stars as Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Delonte West, and Sebastian Telfair, in addition to the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.
With all those assets, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was able to acquire star players Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett in separate deals, moves which would ultimately largely help the Celtics win the title in 2008.
Since the Celtics are unlikely to make a run this year, they would be better off putting themselves in a similar situation to the one they were in back in 2007. It might be a tough pill for fans to swallow, but acquiring a piece like Bledsoe would give the Celtics the potential to make another one of those franchise-altering deals.