The Rondo-Pierce-Allen-Garnett quartet has proven consistently effective since joining forces in 2008, stunning the basketball world by capturing a NBA Championship in their first season together and another three 50-plus win seasons.
However, since that golden year of success, they’ve endured a variety of struggles between aging players, untimely injuries, questionable trades, and a glaring lack of youth in their squad.
The answer: Trade Glen “Big Baby” Davis.
The former LSU standout has been a consistent force on both ends of the floor for the Celtics. Big Baby has become notorious for his unexpected athleticism and balance regardless of his bulky, 6’9", 280-pound frame. Davis has a solid game in the post, has developed a "baby" jump shot around the key and is sensational with puts backs around the rim.
Although, for all of Davis' positive traits, he contributes to Boston’s lack of speed and ability to run the floor. After recently acquiring the agile big man JaJuan Johnson in the NBA Draft, the Celtics can now rely on Johnson, Jeff Green, and even Jermain O’Neal for their down-low presence alongside Garnett.
As a result, Davis could be traded for a quick point guard or shooting guard with a reliable shot who willl bolster the team’s tempo on both ends of the court, while taking some of the burden off Pierce, Allen, and Rondo.