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Celtics might not be that bad next season

Rajon Rondo, weak East may prevent collapse

The dust is still settling from the blockbuster deal that will ship Celtics icons Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce south on Interstate 95 to Atlantic Division rival Brooklyn in exchange for a cadre of players and first-round draft picks.

But, already, the notion is firmly in place that the Celtics’ first season in full rebuilding mode will be loaded with losses, which could land them in the 2014 draft lottery — and in the running for star prospect Andrew Wiggins.

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