The New Celtics

It looks like yesterday's rumored Kevin Garnett trade has come to pass and the Big Ticket is heading to Boston in exchange for "a package of players that reportedly includes Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and at least one first-round pick." Reactions:

  • Due to the utter lack of depth, this is going to be a less-than-overwhelming team despite the starpower -- maybe 45-50 wins.
  • Since it's the Eastern Conference, 45-50 wins could easily make for a Finals-caliber team.
  • And of course this makes Boston an attractive destination for free agents still on the market.

Most of all, though, the fact that Minnesota put itself in a position where this rather sad offer was the best they could do is just terrible, terrible general management. In particular, it's pretty astounding that no Wolves-Bulls trade came together back when PJ Brown's expiring deal was still on the table.