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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On this episode of "The Best of Boston Sports Tonight Podcast", Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles break down the Celtics closing out the Bulls and preview the next round against Washington with Chris Mannix, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely. Also, Mike Giardi and Phil Perry break down the Patriots two picks on Friday.
- 0:41 - Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss the Celtics defeating the Bulls 105-83, beating Chicago in 6 games to advance in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
- 6:14 - Kyle Draper and Chris Mannix preview the upcoming series against the Washington Wizards and the bad blood between the two teams.
- 10:19 - Mike Giardi and Phil Perry break down the Patriots first drafts picks, selecting DE Derek Rivers from Youngstown and OT Antonio Garcia from Troy in the 3rd round.
- 15:45 - Hear what Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley had to say after the win. Also, A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the feeling in the Celtics locker room after the win.
The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards will begin their semi-final series on Sunday, April 30 at 1:00pm.
CSN will get you ready with Pregame Live at noon, and will wrap up the action on Postgame Live immediately following the game.
The complete schedule (all times Eastern)
GAME 1 -- Sunday, April 30 at Boston, 1:00PM (ABC)
GAME 2 -- Tuesday, May 2 at Boston, 8:00PM (TNT)
GAME 3 -- Thursday, May 4 at Washington, 8:00PM (ESPN)
GAME 4 -- Sunday, May 7 at Washington, 6:30PM (TNT)
xGAME 5 -- Wednesday, May 10 at Boston, TBD (TNT)
xGAME 6 -- Friday, May 12 at Washington, TBD (ESPN)
xGAME 7 -- Monday, May 15 at Boston, 8:00PM (TNT)