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With news that the Celtics have whiffed at their attempt to trade for David West, many Celtics fans are despondent. You need not be. For one the Celtics still have a damn good team, and for two the Celtics have the flexibility to be major players before this season's trade deadline. By that time all the guys the Celtics recently signed or traded for are eligible to be traded. This gives the Celtics many more options. At this point the only guys the Celtics can trade are the starting 5 and Avery Bradley. Come February they could trade anyone.

Not only are the Celtics in position to trade anyone, but they're desirable players and contracts. About the only one who you can pretty much guarantee will be a Celtic by mid March is Paul Pierce. Ideally the Celtics are atop of the East in February and are just looking to add to their roster, but if things have gone south, Danny has the flexibility to change the makeup of the team. 

Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett would both be desirable pieces to contending teams, especially in the final years of the their contracts. Jeff Green and Jermaine O'Neal also are expiring deals. And Rajon Rondo has a team friendly contract. If the Celtics are not playing up to par this Winter, expect Danny to be very active. Some names you might hear are Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Monta Ellis, Chris Paul, Andre Iguodala, Rudy Gay, and Danny Granger. Basically the possibilities are endless. Buckle up. This compressed 2011/2012 could be a crazy ride.

JR 12/11/2011 06:05:00 PM Edit
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14 Responses so far.

  1. Jenda says:

    Danny has done all in his powers to make up for that HORRIBLE trade last season, I'll give him that.

  2. J says:

    I highly doubt they would trade anyone those players....Jeff Green can't be traded for at least 6 months, so forget him..Not much left to trade, I dont see this happening at all unless we have a losing record. And thats not going to happen.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dumb article..They will have the same assets as they have now. Who are they going to trade?

  4. Steve says:

    I don't agree. I do not see us helping out contenders seeing how I believe we will be one of them.

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  5. JR says:

    I love when people comment on articles without reading them first. :/

  6. The Truth says:

    Jeff Green cant be traded for at least 6 months..No chance he would be gone this year.

  7. I believe Green can be traded sooner but may require his consent

  8. Anonymous says:

    No, not in the new CBA

  9. Anonymous says:

    celtics string 5: rose, wade, anthony, nowitzki, howard

  10. jonetta says:

    As long as they dont trade the big 4 am ok. Ray, rando, Kevin, and Paul. Dont trade my boys please. Other then that I don't care who they trade. Oh yeah West too.

  11. cfam wordddddddddddddddd says:

    To toss away Ray or KG or Paul would be unfortunate. These are three hangable numbers. You dont ship them out like anything else. Loyalty is underrated.

  12. BOCKNOWZ says:

    The C`s should trade J.O`Neal,A.Bradley,E.Moore,S.Pavolovic,J.Johnson, & 1st round pick to Phoenix for H.Warrick & S.Brown. Also Ainge should sign D`Andre Jordan & Delonte West so we can win a Championship.

  13. Marco says:

    "The C`s should trade J.O`Neal,A.Bradley,E.Moore,S.Pavolovic,J.Johnson, & 1st round pick to Phoenix for H.Warrick & S.Brown."

    lol,ok. Why trade Moore and Johnson? They could be good in the future, while Warrick and Shannon Brown are crap.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Once a player signs a deal it takes 30 days to trade him not 6 months

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