So I was messing around on the ESPN Trade Machine this afternoon, trying to whip up something interesting for the Celtics and I think I'm on to something.
Something that will take this team back to its roots and restore that once indestructible sense of Celtic Pride:
It's a four-team trade between the Celtics, Jazz, Grizzlies and Thunder which results in the Celtics playing out the rest of the season with a starting five of Rajon Rondo, Tony Allen, Paul Pierce, Al Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins. With Avery Bradley, Jeff Green and Brandon Bass coming off the bench.
Here it is: Boom!
OK, I'll get back to the drawing board and see what I can some up with. Pretty sure there's a way to pry Sebastian Telfair away from Phoenix and still have enough money to buy Ryan Gomes out of his contract in Germany.
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BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas was among the breakout performers in the NBA this past season, earning the Celtics guard his first All-Star appearance in the process.
And when the league announced its three All-NBA teams on Thursday, Thomas was among the contingent of players receiving votes.
Thomas, who averaged a career-high 22.2 points per game this past season, received a total of 20 points which was more than perennial standouts Pau Gasol (16 points) of Chicago, Dirk Nowitzki (8 points) of Dallas and New York’s Carmelo Anthony (2 points).
Golden State’s Stephen Curry was a unanimous first-team selection as he was named to the first team on all 129 ballots submitted for a total of 645 points. Points for first, second and third team nominations were awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Joining Curry on the first team was LeBron James who was named to the first Team for the 10th time in his 13 NBA seasons; San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook.
The second team includes Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, Golden State’s Draymond Green, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland’s Damian Lillard.
On the third team, there’s Paul George of Indiana, LaMarcus Aldridge of San Antonio, Andre Drummond of Detroit, Klay Thompson of Golden State and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.