6 Potential Trades for Boston Celtics to Ramp Up Rebuilding Process

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6 Potential Trades for Boston Celtics to Ramp Up Rebuilding Process

Now that Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers are all officially no longer Boston Celtics, it is impossible to look at the team's current roster without acknowledging that they are in a rebuilding mode.

However, this is not a team, as currently constructed, that is going to be contending for a top-three lottery pick with the Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers.

Boston's squad has just enough young talent and established veterans that it will likely be competing for an eighth seed, the worst place for an organization to be in. Being caught in the middle prevents them from making significant improvements through the draft and makes it difficult to attract marquee free agents.

The Celtics have pieces in Jeff Green, Avery Bradley, Jared Sullinger and Orlando Summer League stud Kelly Oylynk, all of whom should be in Boston for the foreseeable future, but beyond those four building blocks, there is plenty of uncertainty. Even the players the Celtics acquired from the Brooklyn Nets, via CSNNE, could be on the trade block, and there have been plenty of rumors about a Rajon Rondo deal.

With that in mind, there are a number of routes Boston could go to further their rebuilding process, which range from trying to bring in a young star to attempting to clear cap space and collect assets.

Sad though it is, the Big Three era is over, and as the C's front office looks to the future, let's consider six trades the organization could make to ramp up their current rebuilding process.


Note: Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks cannot be dealt in trades involving multiple players until September.

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