In quick-hitting, non-essential news, NBA.com gave the Celtics a “C” for their work this offseason. For the most part, teams with young talent and potentially impactful rookies were graded harshly since their players are unknowns, while teams like the Rockets — who, as you may have heard, signed Dwight Howard — received much higher grades. Here’s NBA.com’s John Schuhmann on the Cs (pun intended, sorry, not sorry):
Still, they’re probably not going to be very good on either end of the floor, having lost their anchors on each. This was a bad offensive team even before Rondo got hurt last season. And it was a bad defensive team whenever Garnett went to the bench.
All of this begs the question: If trading away two franchise legends in exchange for Kris “I once fought your best player and tweeted pictures of the scratches on my back in a passive-aggressive manner” Humphries, Gerald “I was good the last time Charlotte was good ” Wallace, Marshon “I once scored 52 points in college” Brooks and Keith “My non-guaranteed contract is guaranteed to be an expiring contract next summer” Bogans and losing your franchise coach doesn’t constitute a D or lower, what in the entire hell does?
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