OK hear me out. Next off season the Celtics will have Ray Allen coming the books. Thats 18 million gone and with him declining in skill this is perfect time to cut ties. Who is there to replace such a player, Joe Johnson. Johnson is getting payed a cool 14 mill this season, a raise to 19-20 mill would fit him just fine. This is where the KG trade comes in. Chris Bosh is another player becoming a free agent this summer who will also be looking to cash in. The Celtics must take advantage off these players being on the open market in there prime, especially when there talent is getting up there in age, the time is now they must not stay status quo with KG and his knee.
So it looks like this. KG and his 3 years and about 60 million left on his deal go to any team willing to take him (for the example i choose Chicago.) The Celtics can even pay some of KG's contract and still use expiring contracts like Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine plus the MLE to make up the difference to sign Bosh. They could ask for a player like James Johnson in return and a first round pick in 2010 and 2011. And the Celtics could add more young/athletic people with that pick ie: Xavier Henry.
If the Celtics want to continue this rain of power in the NBA they must take action. This prolongs winning as well as makes them better. And best of all this year of 2009-2010 seems to be the last shoot the Celtics have of being healthy and winning a championship, win the championship and reload with younger equal or better talent.
2010-2011 Starting Five
PG Rajon Rondo 24
SG Joe Johnson 29
SF Paul Pierce 33
PF Chris Bosh 26
C Kendrick Perkins 26