The Celtics are ranked right below Golden State because this is a strictly win-now situation.
Paul would join an aging team with maybe one last Finals run in them. The Celtics' Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are 36, 35 and 34 respectively. Both Allen and Pierce can still knock down a perimeter jumper, while Kevin Garnett is almost automatic on a pick and pop.
This team would excel offensively this year with Chris Paul being able to get all these players the ball where they need it.
However, this team has a lot of question marks going into this year.
Allen and Garnett will be free agents at the end of the season.
With their age, is it worth retaining them? Will they settle for less money?
Can Allen and Pierce defend players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony in the Eastern Conference?
Can Boston make a big splash in free agency in 2012?
While the Celtics present a possible win-now situation, all the question marks put Boston fourth.