Earlier this year
Should Celtics trade Kyrie?
With Scary Terry's performance in the playoffs, could Kyrie be expendable? While he is a great player, rumours of LeBrons interest in Celtics could make for an uncomfortable locker room, and there's talk he may not resign anyway, Knicks could be a possibility. Stevens has a track record of getting great point guard play out of seemingly just above average guards (a bit harsh, but IT pre and post Boston was good but not great although injury would have played a part. And Rozier was middle 1st round pick that hasn't really shone until thrust into starting role).
Celtics are enamoured with Bamba, I'm sure Dallas would deal 5th pick in a heartbeat as well as Sacramento with 2nd. Even Phoenix would probably consider top pick, with maybe a sweetener thrown in and Boston could grab Ayton.
With an elite rim protector, albeit a rookie, who could stop them in east apart from Philadelphia if they can bring in a top free agent like George or LeBron. And would definitely challenge warriors and rockets.
And who knows if he can come back 100% from his injury or if it will have lingering effects. Ainge hasn't been shy to pull trigger on big deals, is it worth it?