What are you smoking? In what world do the Celtics need or want Carmelo? its pragmatic. any team is better with carmelo on it. rondo, perkins, melo is the nucleus for another future champion. the way this team is set up mirrors the late 80's-early 90's celtics (whom I watched a ton) where they got old and it was too late to trade off pieces (or the management was too loyal). sure they lost Bias in 86' but they lucked upon reggie lewis and could have traded to start up another contender.