Today the Eastern Conference just got a whole lot better and none of it (yet) is draft related. Earlier, the Cavs pulled off a trade with the Phoenix Suns to get Shaq for Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavolic, a move clearly made to so the Cav’s can defend Dwight Howard next season.
What did Orlando do in response?
Only begin stages of trading nothing for Vince Carter. Not to knock Courtney Lee, as he is a fearless and promising player, but he is not worth Vince Carter. The Magic would also send Rafer Alston, who is very expendable with Jameer Nelson coming back from injury, and Tony Battie, most likely a throw-in to make the salaries work.
So what does this mean for the Celtics? Should the Celts also swing a blockbuster deal? I’m not sure yet. I’m thinking the Celts might want to just trade up or buy into the middle of the first round and select a guy like Brandon Jennings (if available) or Eric Maynor to be Rondo’s back up and address the bench situation with free agency.
What do you think?