Why not trade Lester to build for the future?

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Why not trade Lester to build for the future?

Would you do it? Would you trade a big-name, still relatively-young arm in Jon Lester for a prospect?

There's a rumor out there that the Royals might be interested in dealing their 21-year-old power-hitting prospect Wil Myers for Lester, but would that deal make sense for Boston?

"If it's gonna be a two-year window where they have to rebuild, why not trade Lester for a young guy?" Steve Buckley asked on Uno Sports Tonight. "Put Myers in there with Will Middlebrows, Ryan Kalish. All of a sudden you have the makings of a good ball club."

OK so you might do it. But would the Red Sox? They're usually pretty bent on selling as many tickets as possible and getting good TV ratings. A deal like this would fly in the face of those things. It would make this officially a -- gulp -- bridge year.

Listen to what Buckley, Joe Haggerty and Mike Felger have to say on the subject in the video above. Then leave us a comment in the box below with your thoughts.

Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron in foul trouble

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Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron in foul trouble

CLEVELAND – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 4 between Boston and Cleveland in which the Celtics have a 57-47 halftime lead.

 

STARS

Avery Bradley

His aggressiveness at both ends of the floor has been key to Boston’s strong first half showing. He has 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting.

Kyrie Irving

With LeBron James in major foul trouble – he had four personal fouls in the first half – Irving was charged with picking up the slack, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second quarter.

 

STUDS

Jae Crowder

He had the hot hand at the start of the game, and has been solid at both ends of the floor. He had 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting with four rebounds and three assists.

Kevin Love

He continues to get great looks from 3-point range, but the Celtics did a better job of limiting his long-range scoring opportunities. He had 10 points along with seven rebounds and three assists.

Kelly Olynyk

Making his first-ever playoff start, Olynyk had a solid half with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

 

DUDS

LeBron James

He was 5-for-9 from the field with 10 points in the first half, but spent a large chunk on the bench after being whistled for his fourth personal foul with 6:46 to play in the half.

Washington anchor gives Markelle Fultz his first piece of Celtics apparel

Washington anchor gives Markelle Fultz his first piece of Celtics apparel

Last week, potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz retweeted a t-shirt design featuring him in a No. 20 Celtics jersey.

But now thanks to Carol Maloney of NBC4 in Washington, Fultz has his first piece of Celtics apparel.

Maloney obtained the C’s shirt at Game 7 between the Celtics and Wizards at TD Garden.

When she handed Fultz the shirt, he laughed and said, “I think the internet is going to go crazy when they see this.”