This figures to be a very interesting offseason in Boston and the club may have to turn the page on Paul Pierce and/or Kevin Garnett. Last week, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com ran down some potential offseason targets for the C's, starting with longshot targets like Josh Smith and David West. More realistic possibilities might include O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman, depending on their cap room situation. Here's more on the Celtics..
- Even as Danny Ainge insists he won't trade Rajon Rondo, he'll listen if the right offer comes along, writes Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, who advocates for the Celtics to keep the premier playmaker.
- Ainge is facing a critical summer as the club is in a transitional phase, writes Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. The Celtics could cut ties with Pierce with an inexpensive $5MM buyout of his deal while Garnett, with two years left, may decide to call it a career.
- Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com gave his year-end report card on mid-season pickup Terrence Williams. The guard spent time in China and came to Boston and earned a B for his latest tenure in green.