Building the 2007-08 Celtics
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His name is mentioned in every trade proposal involving the Celtics yet Theo Ratliff remained in the Hub through draft day. Might it be in the Green's best interest to keep him here through the 2007-08 season? Consider this: The Celtics might need some of Ratliff's money to pay Al Jefferson. If Boston wants to re-sign Jefferson after the season, Ratliff's expiring contract would free up some available dollars. Plus, if Ratliff gets back on the court he's one of the best defensive big men in the NBA.
Keep Ratliff
His name is mentioned in every trade proposal involving the Celtics yet Theo Ratliff remained in the Hub through draft day. Might it be in the Green's best interest to keep him here through the 2007-08 season?

Consider this: The Celtics might need some of Ratliff's money to pay Al Jefferson. If Boston wants to re-sign Jefferson after the season, Ratliff's expiring contract would free up some available dollars. Plus, if Ratliff gets back on the court he's one of the best defensive big men in the NBA.
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