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Danny Ainge will act according to his Title-window and that of the Jay Team


My recent Twitter poll indicates that Celtics followers heavily favor bringing in reinforcements, rather than keeping the status quo or a major shakeup, the two extremes of Danny Ainge's potential choices.

It was only one game, but the Nets' 129-109 defeat of the Boston Celtics last night (minus Kevin Durant) is one indicator that there are a number of teams out there very-capable of eliminating The Green in the post-season. Rest assured that Ainge, prior to making any pre-deadline decisions, is looking closely at his remaining tenure in Boston and the potential Title window of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Brown is 24 years old and Tatum is 23. Both rely heavily on speed and superior athleticism for success. With no crystal ball to consult, I will arbitrarily set the Championship window for the pair of stars at roughly 6-8 years. How about Danny's Boston-tenure window. He has been in Boston for 18 years, a rarity for current-day NBA execs. I will set his window at 2-4 years. 

All indicators point towards a pre-deadline move to bring in some help to give the Celtics more hope in their Title quest for 2021, but also geared for the next few seasons. Danny Ainge knows his window, and that of the Jay Team, are currently wide open - but slowly closing. He will act accordingly.

 

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