Doc Rivers, Danny Ainge, and the Boston Celtics’ Free Agency Plan

June 28th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge came to Boston as a package deal. Both of their contracts end at the same time and between the two they have unfinished business to attend too. Together, they brought the Celtics back to relevance. Together, they should help bridge the crack in the foundation as Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen enter the down side of their career. Their task is simple: find a reasonable amount of free agent talent that can keep the team from collapsing at the end of games. There is a fair sampling of veteran players that they can try and woo to wear the green. The age factor of those veterans should give them cause for pause. The Celtics can ill-afford to stack their bench with non-athletic type players. Therefore, they should not look at veterans on the North-side of 31 years of age. Sorry Brad Miller, Shaquille O'Neal, and Zydrunas Illguaskas should not even be in the conversation. Here is a sampling of potential unrestricted free-agents that you just might see in Celtic Green next season. Of course, all this is predicated on if they can keep their starting five intact(Kendrick Perkins' injury makes that very hard to do) and Doc Rivers returns.Begin S ...

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