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This could go in any number of different directions.

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The Boston Celtics season of disappointment has concluded and we face an uncertain future ahead. Much like any given 3rd quarter this season, this summer could go in any number of different directions.

The Celtics could double down on Kyrie Irving and bring in a superstar via trade (at the expense of young players and picks). The Celtics could bid farewell to Irving and re-commit to a slower rebuild. Then there are hundreds of variations between those two extremes.

Everything seems to hinge on Kyrie’s decision but there’s much more to it. Don’t forget that Al Horford is a free agent. As are Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier. The team has to evaluate the entire roster and decide if they fit into the plans going forward or not.

Fit has to be paramount this summer since we’ve all learned the hard way that sometimes the whole can be less than the sum of its parts. Timelines and development have to be taken into consideration. Playing time has to be factored in.

They also have 3 or 4 first round draft picks to sort out between now and the end of June. Are those trade chips or building blocks for the future?

There’s a lot of stuff to think about and discuss and you can be sure that we’ll cover it all here on CelticsBlog. For now, you are welcome to start your own discussions in the thread below (just remember to be nice and don’t take your frustrations out on each other).

As difficult as this season has been to cover, it was (as always) a pleasure and joy to do it with all of you. Cheers.


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