In theory, Danny Ainge is wise to get something for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer (via Twitter) wonders how much a trio picks in the 20s will help the Celtics going forward. Here's more out of the Atlantic..
- The Celtics might not be all that bad next season, opines Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe. The main factor, several league sources said, is All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. If Rondo, who is returning from a major injury, is determined enough, then some believe that he can will the weakened C's into the postseason.
- The end of the Big Three era in Boston isn't about loyalty, writes Zach Harper of CBSSports.com. Time had run its course in Boston and there wasn't much of an alternative for Ainge & Co.
- Earlier today, we learned that Keith Bogans will see a substantial raise when he joins Boston in mid-July.