RotoWire Partners

Team Previews: Boston Celtics 2013-14

Ken Crites

Ken Crites

Ken was an early RotoWire contributor back in the 90ís. He now returns with the grace of Gheorghe Muresan and the wisdom of Joe Gibbs. Tweet him at @KenCrites or e-mail him at ken@rotowire.com. Ken is also the reigning RotoWire "NBA Drive To The Finals" champion - boom!

STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
This summer Danny Ainge officially kicked into overdrive the rebuilding process. The dismantling really started the summer of 2012 when Ray Allen left for the Heat. It continued 38 games into last season, when Rajon Rondo was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Celtics fans can't really complain. The organization was able to squeeze six high-quality seasons out of the Big 3 era, with one championship, two finals appearances, three Eastern Conference finals showdowns and six straight playoff appearances.

Throughout those six years, Ainge was often reminded of comments he made about Red Auerbach not breaking up the legendary 80's Celtics team while its aging stars still had trade value. Ainge said about Auerbach, "He had a chance to trade Larry (to Indiana) for Chuck Person and Herb Williams and Stipanovich and he had a chance to trade Kevin (to Dallas) for Detlef Schrempf and Sam Perkins. I was like, 'Are you kidding?' I me

You've reached the end of our free article preview.
See below to find out how you can read the full version of this article.

Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.

At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.

Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:

➤ Amazing draft kits.  ➤ Full stat projections.
➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.  ➤ Customizable rankings.
➤ Instant news updates.  ➤ Free multi-sport access.
➤ Private expert Q&A.  ➤ And much more!

Get Access To RotoWire Now

Already Registered? Login Now

If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.



Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.

Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.