posted at 1/18/2014 1:44 PM EST
You get Noah for Sullinger, expirings and the Celtics 2015 pick.
Then you'd still have our own 2014 (likely top5) pick to go after another big name, player X, like we did to get Ray Allen.
It would be extremely hard to see Sully go, but that gives us a chance at another big 3 with Rondo, Noah and player X with Green and Bradley as starting role players, perfect for who they are.
Possible player X's:
Aldridge (super-unlikely, but possible if Portland melts down)
Afflalo (definitely available, Orlando would drool at our pick)
Monroe ( definitely availabe and a S&T with Detroit would be doable)
Millsap (who knows what Altanta is ever doing)
Love (definitely a long-shot. BUT what if the Celtics get a top3 pick. That would be hard to pass up if you're minnesota considering Love may walk at the end of his contract. It would be risky for the Celtics, but I think Noah is the kind of defender that can cover up Love's defensive liability. I think Rondo, Noah and Love with Bradley and Green can become a dominant team in the East, enough to convince Love to stay)
Favors (another long-shot, but I don't know if its clear that the Favors/Kanter frontcourt is working out in Utah the way they planned. If we land Jabari ... Utah would absolutely give us either big man for him)