Sports Guy Bill Simmons passed along his five-part prediction for the Celtics’ offseason via Twitter (@sportsguy33):
1) Doc Rivers comes back and hires Lawrence Frank as his lead assistant.
2) Paul Pierce opts out, then Boston re-signs him for 3 yrs, $51 million with a smaller cap figure in 2010-11 ($17m instead of $21.5m)
4a) Celts shop Rasheed Wallace's '11 cap figure ($6.3m) for a big man from a team that needs cap/tax relief and can just buy out Sheed for 2-3m. (Until Sheed files retirement papers with the NBA, Celts can trade him. Totally legal.)
5) Kurt Thomas for the lower veteran's exemption. I'm just feeling it.
So there you go. I'm on the record.