Midseason check-in: All on board?
The trade deadline looms a month away and the Celtics have already swung two deals in two weeks with eyes toward the future. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge stressed that there's still plenty of work to do to navigate this transition period and Boston is likely to further tinker with its roster if the right deals are available.
But even beyond the Feb. 20 trade deadline, the final three months and final 40 games of the 2013-14 season will play a big role in determining how this team will look in the future. This is a chance for Ainge, his staff and coach Brad Stevens to determine which players currently on the roster have long-term futures here.
"I feel like we're figuring out who we want on the bus," Ainge said last week.
As this bus rolls through the midseason toll plaza, we offer our midpoint evaluations while trying to gauge where players are currently seated on this bumpy ride.
As always, a reminder that grades are offered based in large part based on expectations.
ON THE BUS
These players appear to be part of Boston's long-term future given their performance, age and contract status:
(Read full midseason report card)
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