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So the newest reports say that the Celtics now have Rajon Rondo on the trading block and are looking to move him fast. Some Celtics fans may have a problem with this, but in reality this is what needs to happen. Ainge is realizing that the Celts can’t be championship contenders with the lineup they have right now, and he is going to do something about it. The only problem is that Rondo is the only player left on the Celtics who is young enough to have any value in the trade market. If the Celtics ever want to get back to being championship contenders Ainge is going to have to make some hard trades. The bottom line is that Rondo isn’t good for the Celtics. He is immature and has a weak shooting game. His shooting game isn’t a huge problem, because he is a PG, but his immaturity is. If Ainge is going to blow up the Celtics, Rondo and Pierce are where he needs to start.

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Paul Pierce needs to get traded, and he needs to get traded now. I don’t know how much longer I can watch him call for the ball, then once he gets the ball take his awful fall away jump shot. This is especially true when the Celtics are down in the 4th quarter with under 2 minutes to go. It’s good that he wants to take the final shot, that’s what you want on your team, but after you front rim a couple of key shots wouldn’t you stop? You have one of the best shooters in NBA history on the floor with you, why are you shooting that shot? I would rather have Ray Allen take that shot 10 out of 10 times. No question. Sometimes Pierce just needs to shoot the ball instead of looking for contact all the time. Does he think that the defense and refs don’t know what he’s doing? He does it every time and it almost never works anymore.

It’s really unfair to pin all the Celtics problems on Paul Pierce though. The actual problem is that the Celtics are old and need to be rebuilt again, and soon. The longer Ainge waits, the worse this is going to be. He needs to trade a few of these guys while they still have some value in the NBA. After next year nobody is going to want Pierce or KG. As much as I would hate to see the “Big 3” get split up, this needs to happen. They won a championship, they achieved their goal. The “Big 3” have served their purpose for the Celtics. Hopefully Ainge realizes that he needs to make some moves before he ends up with another team like they had in the late 90’s. That’s “The Truth”.