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With free agency period set to begin July 1, teams are taking a good look at their rosters and deciding which players should be kept and which should be dealt. The NBA 5-on-5 crew analyzed some of the most notable names on the market and debated who will be packing their bags this summer. What's your take? Vote below and join the conversation.
Trade or keep: Eric Bledsoe?
2012-13 stats: 8.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.0 RPG
Trade or keep: Garnett and/or Pierce?
Garnett 2012-13 stats: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG
Pierce 2012-13 stats: 18.6 PPG, 4.8 APG, 6.3 RPG
Trade or keep: Luol Deng?
2012-13 stats: 16.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 6.3 RPG
Trade or keep: DeAndre Jordan?
2012-13 stats: 8.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 BLKPG
Trade or keep: Rajon Rondo?
2012-13 stats: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 5.6 RPG
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo will miss the remainder of the NBA season after suffering a torn ACL in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks. With their floor general on the court, the Celtics have a 99.2 offensive efficiency rating and a 100.4 rating without him. Does this give Boston hope that they will be a playoff team without their starting point guard?
The Celtics-Heat rivalry hasn't gone away. Rajon Rondo's foul on Dwyane Wade in the closing seconds of Miami's opening-night win was proof enough of that. Wade didn't appreciate it, calling it a "punk play" and hinting that payback might be coming in their next meeting. Is Rondo, who was called for a flagrant foul in the incident, a dirty player? Or was it just a hard foul meant to send a message? Discuss and vote.
On Thursday, "First Take" debated the future of the Celtics, with a little help from Boston superfan Bill Simmons. Simmons, Stephen A. Smith, and Skip Bayless went through a few different scenarios as to what the Celtics could do -- everything from trying for it with their current group of players to blowing it up and starting over completely. What's your take?