Tuesday , Apr , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Doc Rivers: Future is Now for Boston Celtics

With their three top players – Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen – in their primes at 30, 31 and 32 years old, respectively, the Celts eventually will have to decide whether to keep fishing or cut bait.

“We do have some nice young guys, as well,” Rivers said before last night’s 88-62 rout of Miami, a team that decided to deal away Shaquille O’Neal and go younger. “That’s the trick, and who knows? Do you stay with what you’ve got and keep churning it out, or do you make a move?

“I don’t know. I mean, you can look at all the sports and teams have done it both ways. The Chicago Bulls, could they have won one more? Probably. So that’s the question. Hopefully we can answer that question. That would be great.” [Boston Herald]