10 Predictions for Celtics season
4. There will be someone new in the middle
The Celtics won't start the season with Jermaine O'Neal at center. Samuel Dalembert (left) is one prized free-agent target, and Tyson Chandler is another. More realistically, there are guys like Kwame Brown and Spencer Hawes available. If the Celtics deal Rondo, there are likely to be more pieces moving, and the Celtics might be able to get a big man that way. Rookie JaJuan Johnson may even chip in. Any way you look at it, O'Neal isn't going to cut it. As Rivers said Thursday, "We need size."