Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red
Garnett to Celtics for:
- Al Jefferson
- Sebastian Telfair
- Gerald Green
- Theo Ratliff
- Ryan Gomes
- Two future 1st round picks....the Celtics are getting taken big time...
In the NBA, moreso than any other sport, the team that gets the best player usually ends up winning the trade. Garnett is the best player in this deal by a country mile.
The Celts shifted into 'win right now' mode when they acquired Jesus Shuttlesworth, and this trade is merely the logical next step in that plan. It doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense to wait for the kids to develop when your two star guards are both on the back nine of their careers. Jefferson is a solid player right now, but the rest of those guys are just developmental projects who MIGHT be good a few years down the road. Why gamble on their potential when you have a chance to land a sure thing?
The Celtics just acquired a bellcow post player for a handful of magic beans.