Blakely: Where do the C's go from here?

Blakely: Where do the C's go from here?
June 18, 2013, 2:45 pm
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After several days of staying and going to Los Angeles, it appears that Doc Rivers will be staying in Boston.

A potential trade that included the Celtics trading Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Clippers in exchange for DeAndre Jordan and draft picks fell through and is considered dead, according to sources. Our insider A. Sherrod Blakely moves past the deal and discusses what the Celtics and Clippers are going to do next.

"This whole situation with the Clippers brought to life some of the more expendable pieces in the eyes of Danny Ainge, at least, on the Celtics current roster," Blakely said. "You can count on the Celtics continue to look to make changes, BIG changes, in their near future that, for now at least, include Doc Rivers as their head coach."

The Celtics have the No. 16 pick in next week's draft and their roster still has some uncertainty in it, including Rajon Rondo's health and the contracts and old age of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

"The Celtics have limited salary cap flexibility, even if they decide to buy out the final year of Paul Pierce's contract for $5 million. While the No. 16 pick in next week's draft is the team's highest since 2007, that player isn't likely to be an impact, franchise-caliber talent," Blakely said. "That leaves the Celtics with limited resources to seek improvement with free agency, and of course trades."

The Celtics still have time to explore their options all around, and Blakely talks about those options in the video.