posted at 6/18/2013 1:45 PM EDT
since it appears (at the moment anyway) that the Clippers deal is at best flopping around on the pier......... and since it is very apparent to most of us that Ainge is serious about starting to rebuild the team THIS off-season.
I was looking about to see which teams had the cap space next year to absorb Pierce's $15M one year deal.
Atlanta- draft picks 17&18 availible this year.
Utah- picks 14 &21 this year
Detriot- picks 8 & 35 &38
Cleveland- pciks 1 & 19 & 31 &33
Charlotee- Pick 4
San Antonio- picks 28 & 58
Cleveland or Atlanta would be good choices for the Celtics getitng an additional mid first round pick this year.
SA would be a good deal for Pierce (basically replacing Ginobelli cap wise) not so good for the celtics as they have later picks.
I say get the 17,18 or 19th pick this year and move on.
Look at Doc and say..well are you coaching this year or not?
you are going to have to play young guys ,cause thats all that will be here!!
watch him retire
and KG right after.
sign Frank, DelNegro, Karl..whoever is left as coach for the new kids for a couple years.
try to move Terry for whatever we can get or just cap space.
sign best YOUNG players we can get with any cap space we have (maybe as much as $12M).
Look to deal Rondo as soon as we can get a fair offer for him ( If Atlanta is willing to part with Horford or Sac -Cousins even up...do it!).
It is clear now to all of us that the Cletics of the past 5 years are long gone now.