Commentary

Celtics: Take 'em or leave 'em?

Updated: May 6, 2013, 1:13 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The earliest playoff departure of the Kevin Garnett era already has produced some polarizing opinions on how the Boston Celtics should proceed with their future.

Blow it up? Keep the band together for just one more season? There's no easy solutions for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. What we do know is that Boston has 14 of 15 players from the season that just ended under contract for the 2013-14 season. But which of them deserve to be back?

Here's where you come in. Step into Ainge's shoes and tell us which Celtics you'd bring back and which ones you'd send packing. Then tell us why in the comments section.

Notes: Chris Wilcox is the only free agent; Paul Pierce, D.J. White, Shavlik Randolph and Terrance Williams have non-guaranteed contracts for next season. For longer explanations on our reasons for taking 'em or leave 'em, check out this post in our Celtics Blog.

PLAYERS

Paul Pierce

Position: SF
Forsberg: If KG wants him, gotta pay him. Take.

Your call?

  •  
    66%
  •  
    34%

(Total votes: 7,014)

Kevin Garnett

Position: C
Forsberg: Forget his age, still incredibly vital. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    75%
  •  
    25%

(Total votes: 6,997)

Rajon Rondo

Position: PG
Forsberg: Cross fingers for healthy return. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    88%
  •  
    12%

(Total votes: 6,988)

Jeff Green

Position: SF
Forsberg: Question now is can he be a superstar? Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 6,773)

Brandon Bass

Position: PF
Forsberg: Playoff performance underrated. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    66%
  •  
    34%

(Total votes: 6,664)

Courtney Lee

Position: SG
Forsberg: Need more than this past season. Take.

Your call?

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 6,591)

Jason Terry

Position: SG
Forsberg: Last four don't make up for first 81. Trade.

Your call?

  •  
    42%
  •  
    58%

(Total votes: 6,610)

Avery Bradley

Position: SG
Forsberg: Needs summer to cleanse mind. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    91%
  •  
    9%

(Total votes: 6,565)

Chris Wilcox

Position: PF
Forsberg: No way for him to veto his departure. Let him go.

Your call?

  •  
    16%
  •  
    84%

(Total votes: 6,399)

Jared Sullinger

Position: PF
Forsberg: Team missed him more than we know. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 6,429)

Fab Melo

Position: C
Forsberg: Long-term development continues. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    64%
  •  
    36%

(Total votes: 6,345)

J. Crawford

Position: SG
Forsberg: Every team needs a wild card. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    53%
  •  
    47%

(Total votes: 6,320)

S. Randolph

Position: PF
Forsberg: Big rebounding, little money. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    64%
  •  
    36%

(Total votes: 6,033)

D.J. White

Position: PF
Forsberg: Needs to show something this summer. Let him go.

Your call?

  •  
    10%
  •  
    90%

(Total votes: 5,984)

T. Williams

Position: PG
Forsberg: Low-cost PG depth if engaged. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 6,049)

MANAGEMENT

Doc Rivers

Position: Coach
Forsberg: Made most of what he had. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 6,120)

Danny Ainge

Position: GM
Forsberg: Must get creative with little flexibility. Keep.

Your call?

  •  
    79%
  •  
    21%

(Total votes: 6,041)


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