We've already heard about Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony. Now, we ask the Celtics Talk TV crew to tell us the moves they would like to see Danny Ainge make for the Celtics this offseason.
Kyle Draper is joined by Jimmy Toscano and Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely.
Let's hear it, guys.
Toscano - Rajon Rondo, Brandon Bass and a first round pick to Oklahoma City for Russell Westbrook
"I think Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are two of the best players in the NBA," says Toscano. "Can they win a title together? Do they clash too much on the floor? Up for debate."
The Thunder would get a pass-first player in Rondo who would set up Durant for more scoring opportunities.
The Celtics would get a shoot-first player in Westbrook, the type of player who, in Draper's words, "the [Celtics] could really build around."
"I’m not trying to trade Rondo here," says Toscano, "but if you can upgrade that position if you’re the Celtics, I think you do it. I think that would be huge for them."
There's just one problem.
"If I’m Boston, I do that," says Blakely. "But if I’m Oklahoma City, there’s no way in hell I would do that.
"Here’s the thing Oklahoma City and pretty much every team in the NBA is starting to understand the hard way: You can’t win a title with two guys."
Blakely - Acquire Larry Sanders
There's no question Sanders comes with baggage and a truckload of red flags.
Last summer, Sanders signed a four-year $44 million deal with the Bucks.
In December, he was sidelined for 25 games after tearing a ligament in his thumb in a night club altercation. This spring he was suspended five games after testing positive for marijuana.
Sanders missed most of the 2013-2014 season with a fractured right orbital bone.
On the basketball side, Sanders would give the Celtics a big man to protect the rim. His 6'11, 235-lb frame would give the Celtics a presence inside.
In the 2012-2013 season, in which he played 71 games (55 starts), Sanders averaged just shy of a double-double, with 9.8 PPG and 9.5 RPG.
"When you look at what the Celtics need, and when you think about what they can possibly get, I think he’s a guy that’s worth the gamble," says Blakely.
What moves would you like to see Danny Ainge make this offseason?