A Plan For The Future: It’s Time For The Celtics To Move On

March 11th, 2010 by Lucas Shapiro Leave a reply »
While watching the Boston Celtics play the Memphis Grizzlies last night, I could not stop myself from repeatedly wondering why the Celtics were losing. 

Age, free-throw shooting, and coaching came to mind. However, I still cannot figure out that last piece that is missing. 

Last night, my father asked, "At this point in the season, would you trade Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins for Marc Gasol and Hasheem Thabeet?" It took a little while to process the idea since I am a huge Kendrick Perkins supporter, but I suddenly liked the deal.

The youth and height in which the Celtics are lacking is unreal.

First off, let's take a look at the age of this roster, which has an average age of 29 years old. They have Brian Scalabrine (31), Paul Pierce (32), Kevin Garnett (33), Ray Allen (34), Rasheed Wallace (35), and Michael Finley (37). Even the San Antonio Spurs are younger than the Celtics.

Even Tony Allen is 28 years old. Allen is a guy who Celtics fans often think of as young, but he's in his prime right now. That is not a good thing. 

Believe it or not, we are not the oldest team in the league. The Da ...

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