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June 29, 2013

End of era as Celtics rebuild without Pierce

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Tim Hardaway, a scout for the Miami Heat, said: “We don’t have to worry about Boston no more.”

Not next year, at least.

But the Celtics will have two first-round picks in four of the next five drafts, including the loaded one expected for next year.

“The Celtics wanted draft picks and they wanted to drop contracts. I was one of those contracts,” Rivers said from California on Friday in an interview with CBS radio in Boston. “It’s a hard thing to do, but I think it’s the right thing to do.”

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