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Major Celtics Trade Possible Next Season?

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(Celtics Owner Wyc) Grousbeck reflected on how the Celtics got here and looked ahead to what he sees as a bright future in Boston in a brief interview with USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick.

Q: Every owner always has some sort of timeframe in mind, and a lot of people expect you guys to pull the trigger on something (trade-wise) major when all the pieces align. So what is your timeframe?

A: “Nothing would make me happier than to be contending next year. We went from basically worst to first in ’07-’08. Having said that, this is going to be a multi-year process. We’ve got a young core that we’re excited about. We’ve got picks (seven first-rounders in the next three drafts) and a GM and a coach that looks like a recipe for a lot of success in the future, but it doesn’t look like it’s an overnight success. So we’re prepared for the long haul, but we’d love to accelerate it if we could.”

via Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports

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Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

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