Celtics get older, and hopefully better
I like the Celtics deal for Ray Allen. I don't think I could handle another season with all young players and Paul Pierce. I'd rather trade that youth for some veteran talent. Ray Allen may not be a perfect fit, but it gives us hope. You can't win without veterans in the NBA.
Now maybe the Celtics can find a way to trade for Andrei Kirilenko without giving up Al Jefferson. Peter May of the Globe thinks that this is a good fit, too. His article was written before the draft, but the idea still makes sense to me. Pierce, Ray Allen, Kirilenko, and Jefferson would be a formidable foursome, with Rondo as point guard and a bunch of young guys coming off the bench (whoever is left after a potentila Kirilenko trade). Not bad.