Teams heading in different directions

Updated: December 12, 2009, 12:30 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

One of the top storylines entering the 2009-10 season was whether this would be the final go-round for Boston's Big 3. Ray Allen is set to become a free agent after the season and the Celtics will have to debate the merits of signing a guard who will turn 35 years old next summer.

When the Celtics visit the Bulls on Saturday night, they need only look at the effects of subtracting just one key ingredient from a successful recipe to understand the danger in messing with what works.

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