Boston Celtics Are the Biggest Losers from NBA Offseason so Far

July 11th, 2015 by Jaime Oppenheim Leave a reply »

The clock is beginning to run out on the first phase of the Boston Celtics' rebuilding plan, and even general manager Danny Ainge may be powerless to stop it.

Put simply, the problem is this: Boston is stuck, and it needs help from the basketball universe to get unstuck. Unfortunately, the basketball universe has not been in an obliging mood this summer.

Others teams, like the Portland Trail Blazers, may have incurred a greater loss in talent this offseason. Others still, like the Toronto Raptors, may not have made the best use of the draft picks and cap space afforded to them.

But only the Celtics have had a Stop Work Order placed on their roster construction. They're caught between being a good lottery team and a bad playoff team when they want to be either a bad lottery team or a good playoff team. 

Without a valve to release some of the pressure, the problem is only going to get more complicated next summer when the first batch of Boston's young talent hits the restricted free-agency market.

So how did Boston get into this problem—or rather why couldn't Boston get out of this problem? ...

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