The Rondo aftermath continues to go on in my everyday life. I'm an avid sports podcast listener and my family is a basketball passionate bunch. I have listened to ideas both the media and the cousins/brothers have to offer for the fix. I thought it'll make good conversation here. Here's what I think are the cream of the crop.
From Jalen Rose Podcast:
Basically blow it up, trade KG to Spurs for Tiago and SJax. Trade Pierce for Danny Granger.
Bruce Bowen from NBA Lockdown Podcast:
Don't necessary need to blow it up. Need the other guys to step up and team will be fine. Try to lessen load for Pierce and KG. Get more production form Jet, Green be more consistent, Lee and Barbosa should attack more, Sullinger need to step up even though he's a rookie.
Israel Gutierrez from NBA Lockdown Podcast:
Move Pierce to anyone as long as Celtics get value (he didn't cite an example). Start over with KG and Rondo next year. Move Terry as best as possible.
In the same NBA Lockdown Podcast:
They mentioned that CBS' Ken Berger that Memphis is interested in Pierce (im paraphrasing here but it's in the podcast). A three team idea per Marc Stein "tried to discuss already" a deal that sends Rudy Gay to LA, Pierce to Memphis, Pau Gasol to Boston.
Zach Lowe on Grantland:
Pierce ideas. A ton of them. Paul to Utah targetting Favors or Kanter, to Memphis for Gay, Raptors for Bargs and Calderon or Lowry and may include Gray, Dubs for either Klay or Barnes.
He also has a Bledsoe package from Clips that involves Butler and Billups.
Bucks package that include Udrih, Dalembert, Henson and/or Sanders.
And he has this "Hawks, Suns, Rockets vortex of doom".
and finally, my brother Koyi has this out of the box idea.
"Celtics should just stay put, tank the season, fire sale everyone outside of KG, Pierce, Rondo, Sullinger and Bradley and get whatever value they can get as long as it's not multi year contracts. Play the young guys more and the old guys way less, call up Melo, play Sully more minutes and see what they can bring."
"Amnesty a bad contract by next year (he says it might be Bass' since he thinks no one would trade for him). Tanking gives YOUR (emphasis on Your, he's a Mavs fan) C's a lottery pick, enough room to sign another FA that could help and make one more FINAL (emphasis on final again) run with this team, with less mileage from the old guys, healthy Rondo, a good rookie and young guy/s who either proved themselves worthy of being in the team." (that's a quote from my brother)
Anyways, I thought it'll be for good conversation. Honestly, my brother's tanking idea, while completely disgusting, is not so bad.
Fire away guys.