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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Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.
The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.
Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.
Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.
We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.
And the All-Star dunk contest next year might have to be sanctioned by NASCAR.