The Heat and Thunder play Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight. The series has been entertaining and compelling, but it's never too early to talk about the future of the Boston Celtics. This off season will be the most important for the C's since the summer of 2007. Allow me to introduce my blueprint aka wish list for the upcoming season.
PG: Rajon Rondo
SG: Avery Bradley
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Kris Humphries (unrestricted free agent)
C: Kevin Garnett (unrestricted free agent)
O.J. Mayo (restricted free agent)
Mickael Pietrus (unrestricted free agent)
Jeff Green (unrestricted free agent)
Brandon Bass (unrestricted free agent)
Chris Wilcox (unrestricted free agent)
Royce White (draft with pick #21)
Greg Stiemsma (own restricted free agent)
Open Roster Spot to sign buyout player midseason
I also want to see the Celtics traded pick #22 for a future first round pick, they would be better of with just 1 rookie with this club.
Mayo is the most unlikely addition followed by Humphries, the rest are all very realistic, but not as important (not counting KG obviously). They need rebounding and bench scoring, Humphries and Mayo solve those problems and then some.
NBA Draft is coming up a week from Thursday. Looking forward to the whole thing. I'll try to get a full draft podcast up before it happens. Thanks for stopping by the Brief.