NBA experts and fans of the Boston Celtics knew this was a rebuilding year, but the play in the paint has become so bad that changes must be made if this team wants to contend in the Eastern Conference next season.
Who knew the loss of veteran Kevin Garnett would be so big? Despite a number of young players trying to step in and fill the role of the teams former center, this squad has been pounded on the boards all season.
Rumors have now started on potential moves GM Danny Ainge can make during the off-season and one that seems to be gaining momentum is adding restricted free agent Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons.
The 23-year-old is averaging over 15 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons this season, but the team is playing poorly together and after signing Josh Smith to a big contract last summer, it could be tough to add another with Monroe, especially with Andre Drummond making some noise with his play in the middle.
Ainge will have plenty of money this summer and a likely top-5 draft pick, meaning the Boston Celtics roster could look much different next season, but the new additions, especially if they can land Monroe, should make this one of the best teams in the East.