This upcoming offseason is shaping up to be one of the craziest we’ve seen in recent history. For the Boston Celtics, anything is on the table, and even co-owner Wyc Grousbeck stated that “this is the most uncertain offseason since 2007,” in a recent interview with Mark Murphy from the Boston Herald.
So far, the Celtics have been caught up in trade rumors revolving around Anthony Davis and whether Kyrie Irving will stay in Boston or leave for Brooklyn. The Celtics can’t really do much about Anthony Davis until they get some sort of commitment or idea of what Kyrie is doing, which they haven’t.
The Celtics have also been brought up in trade rumors surrounding Houston Rockets’ center Clint Capela and guard Eric Gordon. The Celtics truly have plenty of options on the table for what they can to do this summer, but they just need to know where to begin.
“We have so many options this summer, that I really don’t know what will happen over the next two to three weeks,” Grousbeck said. “That’s the fun of it, and the stress of it.”
The NBA offseason can be a lot of fun but stressful as all hell. I, for one, am torn with what I want the Celtics to do. I want Kyrie Irving back, and I want Anthony Davis on the team, but at the same time, we can get both, lose them both in a year, and be left with nothing. Or we can go the safe route and stick with Jaylen and Jayson and hope Kyrie re-signs. If he doesn’t, we’ll still work with what we got.
But nothing can ever be easy, and this is Boston. We want to win every year. We’re title hungry and will do whatever it takes to be in contention for one every single year. And as awesome as that sounds, it’s also terrifying considering we can lose a large chunk of our future in trying to do so. This is the cost of having a genius, but crazy GM that loves making risky trades and going for it all.
“I don’t have any interest in being mediocre for the next 10 or 15 years,” Grousbeck said. “I’d rather go for it, hit the driver, off the fairway, I occasionally do that. Absolutely that Kyrie trade felt like the right thing to do and was the right thing to do. I completely share Danny’s outlook and support it, of looking at options that are aggressive and could lead to a championship. That’s the mindset.”
That’s the sound of a man who doesn’t want to be out of the championship picture anytime soon. It sounds to me Wyc Grousbeck and Danny Ainge are on the same page and aren’t afraid of pulling off another huge trade, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks. Hopefully, they just don’t make a decision that screws up our entire future. But like always, #InAingeWeTrust.
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